What Happened in 1958 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 600

  • Jun 26 Gaston Eyskens becomes Premier of Belgium
  • Jun 26 Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated
  • Jun 26 Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
  • Jun 27 Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th
  • Jun 27 Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) NY to London
  • Jun 27 8th Berlin International Film Festival: "Wild Strawberries" wins Golden Bear
  • Jun 28 Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
  • Jun 28 Nancy Ramey swims world record 100m (1:09.6)
  • Jun 29 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 in football's 6th World Cup in Stockholm
  • Jun 30 "No Chemise, Please" by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24
  • Jun 30 Dutch government of Drees ends obligatory dismissal of married teachers
  • Jul 1 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
  • Jul 2 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • Jul 3 "Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 72nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ashley Cooper beats N Fraser (3-6 6-3 6-4 13-11)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • Jul 5 65th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Mortimer (8-6 6-2)
  • Jul 5 J Pengel forms government/Emanuels premier of Suriname
  • Jul 5 First ascent of Gasherbrum I, 11th highest peak on the earth.
  • Jul 6 Adolfo Lopez Mateos elected President of Mexico
  • Jul 7 C A Milton scores 104* on Test Cricket debut, England v NZ Headingley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jul 7 William Shea outlines plans for a $12M stadium at Flushing Meadows NY
  • Jul 8 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt
  • Jul 9 Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock & ice into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain
  • Jul 10 1st parking meter installed in England (625 installed)
  • Jul 10 Ex-king Norodom Sihanoek appointed premier of Cambodia
  • Jul 12 "Li'l Abner" closes at St James Theater NYC after 693 performances
  • Jul 12 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 13 13th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jul 13 87th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham
  • Jul 13 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 14 General Abdul K Kassem forms a military government in Iraq overthrowing the monarchy
  • Jul 14 Pope Pius XII publishes his 39th & last encyclical Meminisse juvat
  • Jul 15 President Eisenhower sends US troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months
  • Jul 17 King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation
  • Jul 17 Peter Shaffer's "Five Finger Exercise" premieres in London
  • Jul 17 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Enwetak
  • Jul 18 6th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Cardiff, Wales
  • Jul 19 "Oh, Captain!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 192 performances
  • Jul 19 45th Tour de France won by Charly Gaul of Luxembourg
  • Jul 20 40th PGA Championship: Dow Finsterwald shoots a 276 at Llanerch CC PA
  • Jul 20 Betty Jameson/Mary Lena Faulk wins Homestead 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • Jul 20 King Hussein of Jordan breaks off diplomatic relations with UAR
  • Jul 22 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
  • Jul 23 1st 4 women named to peerage in House of Lords
  • Jul 24 14 people named 1st life peers in UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jul 24 Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row
  • Jul 25 The African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou.
  • Jul 26 Army launches 4th US successful satellite, Explorer IV
  • Jul 26 6th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games close in Cardiff, Wales
  • Jul 27 Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open
  • Jul 28 Baltimore Colts wins NFL-championship
  • Jul 29 US President Eisenhower signs into law National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958
  • Jul 29 Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running in San Francisco
  • Jul 31 Anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet
  • Aug 1 US 1st class postage up to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for 26 years)
  • Aug 1 US atomic sub USS Nautilus 1st begins transit of North Pole "operation Sunshine"
  • Aug 2 Jordan & Iraq disolve their Arab Federation, after 3 months
  • Aug 3 USS Nautilus reaches North Pole, 1st submarine to achieve submarine transit of North Pole
  • Aug 3 The Billboard Hot 100 is founded
  • Aug 4 Dumont TV Network crumbles
  • Aug 5 Philip Kapleau, Zen teacher, 1st awakening under Yasutani Roshi
  • Aug 6 Glenn Davis sets record of 49.2 in 400-meter hurdles
  • Aug 6 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • Aug 10 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Macktown Golf Open
  • Aug 13 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
  • Aug 14 Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21)
  • Aug 14 Cleve Indian, Vic Power steals home twice in 1 game
  • Aug 14 KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99
  • Aug 15 25th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 35, Detroit 19 (70,000)
  • Aug 15 Soviet Marshal Bulganin resigns as director of State Bank
  • Aug 17 Bonnie Hoffman wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open
  • Aug 17 World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec
  • Aug 18 "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov published
  • Aug 18 Betsy Palmer joins Today Show panel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 18 Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 18 Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Aug 18 United Kingdom issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland & Wales)
  • Aug 18 Perez Prado "Mambo King" receives one of the 1st gold records
  • Aug 18 TV game show scandal investigation starts
  • Aug 18 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • Aug 18 Verne Gagne beats Edouard Carpentier in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • Aug 19 NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters
  • Aug 20 Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st lefty catcher since 1906
  • Aug 20 Dale Long becomes 1st major league lefty catcher in 52 years
  • Aug 20 Detroit Tiger Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0
  • Aug 21 KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions
  • Aug 22 Argos' Boyd Carter, Dave Mann combine for record 131-yd punt return
  • Aug 22 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Aug 23 China PR resumes fire on Quemoi & Matsoe
  • Aug 23 Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours
  • Aug 23 Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy.
  • Aug 24 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • Aug 24 Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR)
  • Aug 24 19th Venice Film Festival: "Rickshaw Man" directed by Hiroshi Inagaki wins Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 25 Momofuku Ando markets the first package of precooked instant noodles (Chikin Ramen)

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • Aug 27 Clark Griffith says Senators will probably accept offer to move to Minnesota
  • Aug 27 US performs nuclear test at South Atlantic Ocean
  • Aug 27 USSR launches Sputnik 3 with two dogs aboard

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 723

  • May 29 Ivar Sisniega, Mexico, pentathelete (Olympic-1980)
  • May 29 Sam Clancy, WLAF defensive assistant coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • May 29 Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal
  • May 30 Marie Fredriksson, Ostra-Lj Swed, singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love)
  • May 30 Michael E Lopez-Alegria, Lt Cmdr/astro (STS 73, sk 92), born in Madrid, Spain
  • May 30 Ted McGinley, actor (Love Boat, MWC, Dynasty), born in Newport Beach, California
  • May 30 Steve Israel, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives (D-New York)
  • May 31 Angel Franco, Asuncion Paraguay, golfer (1993 Nike Dominion)
  • May 31 Gary George Hallberg, Berwyn IL, PGA golfer (1983 Andy Williams)
  • May 31 Kyle Secor, actor (Tim Bayliss-Homicide), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • May 31 Mkhuseli Jack, South African UDF-leader (consumer boycots)
  • Jun 1 Cathy Hearn, slalom kayak (Olympics-7th-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 1 Ahron Bregman, Israeli journalist
  • Jun 2 Lex Lugar, [Larry Pfohl], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 3 Ann Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1985 R/U NSW Open)
  • Jun 3 Ibrahim Hussein, marathoner, (Boston Marathon-1988, 91, 92)
  • Jun 3 Scott Valentine, actor (Nick-Family Ties, My Demon Lover)
  • Jun 4 Julie Gholson, actress (Where the Lilies Bloom), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 4 Tony Pigott, cricketer (England pace bowler in a Test v NZ 1984)
  • Jun 5 Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, President of the Comoros
  • Jun 6 Elaine Crosby, LPGA golfer (1989 Mazda Japan Classic), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Jun 7 Christopher Marcantel, Smithtown NY, actor (Chip-Nurse, Loving)
  • Jun 7 Francesca Thyssen, lugano Switz, baroness

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 7 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American singer-songwriter and musician (1999, Purple Rain), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)

  • Jun 7 Phillipe Boccara, Le Mans France, US sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 7 Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
  • Jun 8 Keenan Ivory Wayans, comedian (In Living Color), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 8 Stan Brock, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jun 9 Donald Michael Santini, Mass, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Jun 11 Deborah Vidal, Ponce Puerto Rico, LPGA golfer (1994 Oldsmobile-19th)
  • Jun 11 Kevin Wilkinson, English drummer (The Waterboys), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 1999)
  • Jun 12 Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro, Buenos Aires Arg, astronaut
  • Jun 12 Rebecca Holden, American actress and singer (Knight Rider), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 14 Brian David Willis, rock drummer (Quarterflash)
  • Jun 14 Carina Persson, playmate (August, 1983), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jun 14 Eric Heiden, US speed skater (5 Olympic gold medals 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jun 15 Wade Boggs, Nebraska, Red Sox/Yank 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88)
  • Jun 16 Jóhannes Helgason, Icelandic guitarist (Þeyr)
  • Jun 16 Ulrike Tauber, East German swimmer
  • Jun 17 Dan McVicar, Independence Mo, actor (Clarke-Bold & Beautiful)
  • Jun 17 Jello Biafra, American musician and activist
  • Jun 17 Bobby Farrelly, American film director
  • Jun 17 Sam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician
  • Jun 17 Derek Lee Ragin, American countertenor
  • Jun 18 Daniels Koran, saxophonist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • Jun 20 Chuck Wagner, Nashville Tn, actor (Automan)
  • Jun 20 Dickie Thon, baseball player
  • Jun 20 Ron Hornaday, American racecar driver
  • Jun 20 Kelly Johnson [Bernadette], Edmonton, London, guitarist (Girlschool), (d. 2007)
  • Jun 21 Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major/cosmonaut (SK: Soyuz TM-28)
  • Jun 22 Bruce Campbell, American actor/producer/director (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Jun 24 Victor M Gerena, security guard robbed $7 million (FBI wanted), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 Debbie Green, South Korea, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • Jun 26 Glen Stewart Godwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 27 Jeffrey Lee Pierce, singer/songwriter (Gun Club)
  • Jun 27 Robert Newman, actor (Joshua Lewis-Guiding Light), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 27 Magnus Lindberg, Finnish composer
  • Jun 28 Sergei Shakrai, USSR, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • Jun 29 Leslie Browne, ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 29 Richard Mettee, horse trainer
  • Jun 29 Rosa Mota, Portuguese athlete
  • Jun 30 Esa-Pekka Salonen, Helsinki Finland, conductor (Giro)
  • Jul 1 Nancy Lieberman Cline, Bkln, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury) (Oly-S-76)
  • Jul 2 Thomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop
  • Jul 3 Aaron Tippin, singer (You've Got to Stand for Something), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Jul 3 Robert Foth, air rifle (Olympics-1988, 92, 96), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 3 Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist
  • Jul 3 Siân Lloyd, Welsh weather presenter
  • Jul 4 Kirk Pengilly, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 5 Meredith Ann Pierce, US, sci-fi author (Darkangel)
  • Jul 5 Patsy Pease, Winston-Salem NC, actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives)
  • Jul 5 Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor
  • Jul 5 Bill Watterson, American cartoonist
  • Jul 6 Jennifer Saunders, Sleaford England, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
  • Jul 6 Mark Benson, cricketer (played Test England v India 1986, 30 & 21)
  • Jul 6 Ossie Moore, Murwillumbah NSW, Australian golfer
  • Jul 7 Michael Marx, Portland Or, US fencer-epee (Olympic-84, 88, 92, 96)
  • Jul 8 Carlos Cavazo, rocker (Quiet Riot - Metal Health)
  • Jul 8 Fred Young, Glasgow Ky, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
  • Jul 8 Kevin Bacon, actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 8 Tzipi Livni, Israeli politician, born in Te Aviv
  • Jul 8 Andreas Carlgren, Swedish politician
  • Jul 9 Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jul 10 Béla Fleck, American musician
  • Jul 10 Fiona Shaw, Irish actress
  • Jul 11 Mark Lester, Oxford England, actor (Oliver!, Prince & Pauper)
  • Jul 11 Ray Dodds, rocker (Fairground Attraction-You Send Me)
  • Jul 11 Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer
  • Jul 12 Tonya Lee Williams, Canadian actress
  • Jul 13 Joy Scott, American jockey, born in California
  • Jul 14 Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist.
  • Jul 15 Daniel Bruce Forsman, Rhinelander WI, PGA golfer (1992 Buick Open)
  • Jul 15 Mac Thornberry, American politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 16 Michael Flatley, Irish choreographer (Lord of Dance), born in Chicago, Illinois

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley
  • Jul 16 Pierre Roland Renoir, Canadian artist
  • Jul 16 Mike D. Rogers, American politician
  • Jul 17 Wong Kar-wai, Chinese film director (In the Mood for Love), born in Shanghai
  • Jul 18 Margo [AM] Vliegenthart, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • Jul 18 Nigel Twist, Manchester, rock drummer (Alarm-In the Summertime)
  • Jul 19 Robert Gibson, American professional wrestler

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Famous Deaths

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