What Happened in 1958 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 600

  • Aug 28 Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98)
  • Aug 29 US Air Force Academy's permanent site opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 29 George Harrison joins The Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Aug 30 US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
  • Sep 1 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
  • Sep 1 St Louis Card Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a record 9 men in a shutout
  • Sep 2 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Sep 2 Hendrik Verwoerd appointed Prime Minister of South Africa
  • Sep 2 KAYS TV channel 7 in Hays, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 2 Minn announces $9 million bond issue to improve Metropolitan Stadium
  • Sep 2 National Defense Education Act was signed
  • Sep 2 U.S. Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew lost.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 "Doctor Zhivago" novel by Boris Pasternak published in US

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • Sep 5 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, NC
  • Sep 5 WKPC TV channel 15 in Louisville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 6 Mary Ann Mobley (Miss), 21, crowned 31st Miss America 1959
  • Sep 6 US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 78th U.S. Men's National Championship: Ashley Cooper beats Malcolm Anderson (6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 10-8, 8-6)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 72nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (3-6, 6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • Sep 8 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
  • Sep 8 Oman turns over Gwadur (on Baluchistan coast) to Pakistan
  • Sep 8 Paul Anka opens Asian tour in Tokyo

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 9 Pirate Roberto Clemente ties record of 3 triples in a game

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Sep 9 Race riots in Notting Hill Gate, London
  • Sep 10 WJCT TV channel 7 in Jacksonville, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Sep 12 US Supreme Court orders Little Rock Ark high school to integrate
  • Sep 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Jack Kilby demonstrates his first integrated circuit (IC) to his supervisor

Engineer Jack Kilby
Jack Kilby
  • Sep 13 Braves Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times
  • Sep 13 Queen Juliana christens passenger ship Rotterdam
  • Sep 14 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jackson Golf Open
  • Sep 14 WTAE TV channel 4 in Pittsburgh, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 14 Yankees win 24th pennant, & 9th under Casey Stengel
  • Sep 14 Two rockets designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, the first German post-war rockets, reach the upper atmosphere.
  • Sep 15 Commuter train crashes through drawbridge, killing 48 (Elizabethport, NJ)
  • Sep 17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 18 The Fresno Drop: Bank of America mails out 60,000 BankAmericards in Fresco, California, the first credit card (later renamed VISA)
  • Sep 20 Baltimore Oriole knuckler Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits NY Yankees 1-0
  • Sep 20 Ferhat Abbas forms Algerian government in exile (Cairo)
  • Sep 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 21 1st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours, lands, Dallas Tx
  • Sep 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 22 KTVK TV channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 22 US nuclear subne USS Skate remains 31 days under Pole (record)
  • Sep 23 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Sep 23 Stravinsky's "Thieni" premieres in Venice
  • Sep 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 24 1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Ia
  • Sep 24 Donna Reed Show premieres on ABC
  • Sep 26 Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (Britain) in 18th America's Cup
  • Sep 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 28 France adopts constitution
  • Sep 28 Guinea votes for independence from France
  • Sep 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 28 USAF selects Thor over Jupiter rocket for mass production as ICBM's
  • Sep 29 "Studio One" TV Anthology Drama last airs on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran peaks at #8
  • Sep 29 "Texan" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 French Guinee becomes independent republic Guinea
  • Sep 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 1 Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia
  • Oct 1 US space agency NASA begins operations incorporating earlier National Advisory Council on Aeronautics and other bodies
  • Oct 2 Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France (National Day)
  • Oct 2 Musical show "Valmouth" 1st produced in London
  • Oct 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 4 12th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-3 at Montreal
  • Oct 4 5th French republic forms
  • Oct 4 Transatlantic commercial jet passenger service began (BOAC)
  • Oct 4 Fifth Republic of France is established.
  • Oct 5 KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 5 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 6 US nuclear sub USS Seawolf remains record 60 days under pole
  • Oct 7 Potter Stewart appointed to US Supreme Court
  • Oct 7 US manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury
  • Oct 8 Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
  • Oct 8 Dr Ake Senning installs first pacemaker (Stockholm)
  • Oct 8 KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 9 Israeli navy inaugrates its first submarine
  • Oct 9 NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
  • Oct 9 NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series
  • Oct 10 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 10 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 11 "Goldilocks" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
  • Oct 11 2nd US Moon probe, Pioneer 1, reaches 113,810 km, falls back
  • Oct 12 CVP wins municipal elections in Belgium
  • Oct 12 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 12 WJRT TV channel 12 in Flint, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 13 Burial of Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII on the 41st anniversary of the "Miracle of the Sun".

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Oct 14 Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community
  • Oct 14 Paul Osborn's "World of Suzie Wong" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 14 The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members.
  • Oct 15 Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
  • Oct 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 16 Benjamin Britten's "Nocturne," premieres

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 723

  • Jul 19 David Robertson, American symphony orchestra conductor
  • Jul 20 Mick MacNeil, Scottish musician (Simple Minds), born on the Isle of Barra
  • Jul 22 Sandra Elizabeth Greenberg, playmate (June, 1987), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Jul 22 David Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1984)
  • Jul 23 Kenneth J Green, Danbury CT, PGA golfer (1985 Buick Open)
  • Jul 23 Lydia Cornell, actress (Sara Rush-Too Close for Comfort), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jul 24 Mick Karn [Andonis Michaelides], English musician (Japan), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2011)
  • Jul 24 Pam Tills, Country music artist
  • Jul 25 Henk Wanders, Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • Jul 25 Thurston Moore, US guitarist/songwriter (Sonic Youth)
  • Jul 26 Ramona Neubert, German DR, long jumper/pentathlete (Oly-4th-80)
  • Jul 26 Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist
  • Jul 27 Christopher Dean, Olympics skater (Torvill & Dean/Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Jul 28 Terry Fox [Terrance Stanley], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
  • Jul 28 Michael Hitchcock, American actor
  • Jul 30 Daley Thompson, Decathalete (Olympic-gold-1980, 1984), born in London, England
  • Jul 30 Kate Bush, Plumstead England, singer/songwriter (Wild Things, Wuthering Heights)
  • Jul 30 Richard Burgi, actor (Chad Rollo-Another World), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jul 31 Bill Berry, US pop drummer (REM-Sentimental Hygiene)
  • Jul 31 Wallace Kurth, actor (Days of Our Lives, Ned/Ed-General Hospital)
  • Jul 31 Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner
  • Aug 1 Adrian Dunbar, Northern Irish actor
  • Aug 1 Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs) (d. 2000)
  • Aug 1 Tor HÃ¥kon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier
  • Aug 2 Arshad Ayub, cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's)
  • Aug 3 Cindy Nixon, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 3 Ana Kokkinos, Greek-Australian film director
  • Aug 4 Greg Foster, Maywood Ill, 110m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • Aug 4 Mary Decker Tabb Slaney, NJ, olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71)
  • Aug 4 Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer
  • Aug 4 Kym Karath, American actress
  • Aug 6 Randy DeBarge, rock vocalist/bassist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Aug 6 Simon Francken, Dutch bassist (Ivy Green)
  • Aug 7 Alberto Salazar, marathoner (NYC Marathon Winner)
  • Aug 7 Bruce Dickinson, heavy metal rocker (Iron Maiden-Run to Hills)
  • Aug 7 Larisa Karlova, USSR, team handball player (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • Aug 8 Chris[sie Boy] Foreman, rock guitarist (Madness)
  • Aug 8 Deborah Norville, news anchor (Today Show, Inside Edition)
  • Aug 8 Harry Crosby, actor (Friday the 13th), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 8 Cecilia Roth, Argentine actress
  • Aug 9 Amanda Bearse, actress (Marcy Rhodes-Married With Children)
  • Aug 9 Greg Chaisson, heavy metal rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)
  • Aug 10 Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper (mid-80's)
  • Aug 11 Cordelia Gonzalez, actress (La Gran Fiesta), born in San Juan Puerto Rico
  • Aug 11 Lori Garbacz, South Bend IN, LPGA golfer (1989 Circle K Tucson Open)
  • Aug 13 David W Feherty, Bangor N Ireland, PGA golfer (1994 New England-2nd)
  • Aug 13 Feargal Sharkey, rocker (Undertones-Never Never, Good Heart)
  • Aug 13 Randall Shughart, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
  • Aug 14 "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, wrestler (SMW/ECW/NJPW/WCW, Midnight Express)
  • Aug 15 Victor Shenderovich, Russian satirist
  • Aug 15 Rondell Sheridan, American actor and comedian
  • Aug 16 Angela Bassett, actress (What's Love Got to Do With It), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 16 Jonathan Prince, Beverly Hills Pa, actor (Danny-Alice, Pray TV)
  • Aug 16 Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star
  • Aug 16 Peter "Jeff" K Wisoff, Norfolk VA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 68, 81/84)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 16 Madonna [Ciccone], American singer and actress (Like a Virgin), born in Bay City, Michigan

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • Aug 17 Belinda Carlisle, (GoGos lead singer, Heaven on Earth), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 18 Madeleine Stowe, actress (Tropical Snow, Bad Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 19 Gary Gaetti, Centralia IL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Aug 19 Brendan Nelson, Australian politician
  • Aug 20 Patricia Rozema, Canadian film director and screenwriter
  • Aug 20 David O. Russell, American filmmaker (Silver Linings Playbook), born in New York
  • Aug 21 Dom Mamzi, horse trainer
  • Aug 22 Elhadjdia Ba, Dakar Senegal, hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • Aug 22 Ian Mitchell, Edinburgh, rocker (Bay City Rollers)
  • Aug 22 Colm Feore, American actor
  • Aug 22 Lane Huffman, American professional wrestler
  • Aug 22 Vernon Reid, American musician (Living Colour)
  • Aug 23 Julio Franco, Atlanta Braves, oldest regular position player in MLB history
  • Aug 24 Steve Guttenberg, American actor (Police Academy, Short Circuit), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 24 Tracy Harris, American artist
  • Aug 24 Chris Offutt, American author
  • Aug 25 Christian LeBlanc, NC, actor (Michael Baldwin-Young & Restless)
  • Aug 25 Saskia van Orly, Dutch singer (Tambourine)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 25 Tim Burton, American film director (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), born in Burbank, California

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • Aug 26 Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 27 Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, Russia, cosmonaut (TM-7, TM-12, STS 60)
  • Aug 27 Yoshinori Mizumaki, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 27 Normand Brathwaite, Canadian comedian and television and radio host
  • Aug 27 Tom Lanoye, Belgian author
  • Aug 27 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], body modifier (world record holder in body modification), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Aug 28 Scott Hamilton, ice skater (Olympic gold 1984), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Aug 29 Lenny Henry, British comedian (3 of a Kind)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 29 Michael Jackson, recording artist and King of Pop (Thriller, Bad), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2009)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Aug 30 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
  • Aug 31 David H Mattheisen, Blue Island Ill, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)
  • Aug 31 Serge Blanco, French rugby union footballer
  • Sep 1 Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (d. 2002)
  • Sep 2 Marlene Janssen, Rock Island Ill, playmate (Nov, 1982)
  • Sep 4 Ray Freeman, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Coast Carolina), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Sep 4 Shiro Koshinaka, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • Sep 4 George Hurley, American drummer (Minutemen)
  • Sep 6 Jeff Foxworthy, comedian (Jeff Foxworthy-The Jeff Foxworthy Show)
  • Sep 6 Michael Winslow, American actor and comedian (Police Academy), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Sep 6 Buster Bloodvessel [Douglas Trendle], English singer (Bad Manners), born in London
  • Sep 6 Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer
  • Sep 7 D Elmina Davies, filmmaker
  • Sep 7 Nadieh, Dutch singer/guitarist/composer (Haifa Blue)
  • Sep 8 David Lewis, guitarist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • Sep 8 Michael Lardie, American musician

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