What Happened in 1958 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 600

  • Oct 16 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 19 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 19 9th Formula One WDC: Mike Hawthorn wins by one point
  • Oct 21 1st women in British House of Lords
  • Oct 23 De Gaulle offers Algerians defiance "peace of the brave"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 23 Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • Oct 23 USSR lends money to UAR to build Aswan High Dam
  • Oct 23 The Springhill Mine Bump - underground earthquake traps 174 miners in No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, deepest coal mine in North America. By 1st November rescuers had dug out 100 victims, with death toll at 74.
  • Oct 24 USSR lends Egypt 400 million rubles to build Aswan Dam
  • Oct 26 PanAm flies first transatlantic jet from New York to Paris
  • Oct 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 27 Gen Ayub Khan succeeds Iskander Mirza as president of Pakistan
  • Oct 27 WEDU TV channel 3 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 28 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, elected Pope, taking name John XXIII

  • Oct 28 Pete Runnels wins Comeback Player of Year (avg went from .230 to .322)
  • Oct 29 Boris Pasternak refuses Nobel prize for literature
  • Oct 29 Dr F Mason Sones is first doctor to perform a coronary angiogram
  • Oct 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 1 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Nov 3 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Nov 4 Angelo G Roncalli crowned as pope John XXIII
  • Nov 4 Belgian minority government of Gaston Eyskens resigns
  • Nov 4 Democrats win US congressional election
  • Nov 5 "Maria Golovin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Nov 5 KGLD (now KSNG) TV channel 11 in Garden City, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 6 AL announces that KC will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
  • Nov 6 Belgium government of Eyskens & Lilar forms
  • Nov 6 Wilber Snyder beats V Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • Nov 8 "Maria Golovin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Nov 8 15th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 40-14 in Baltimore
  • Nov 10 Bertolt Brecht's play " The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" premieres in Stuttgart, West Germany
  • Nov 10 WUFT TV channel 5 in Gainesville, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 11 "La Plume de Ma Tante" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 835 performances
  • Nov 11 AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
  • Nov 12 Bob Turley of Yankees wins Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
  • Nov 17 KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 18 1st true reservoir in Jerusalem opens
  • Nov 18 Indians minority stockholders sell their stock to William Delay
  • Nov 19 First 2 F-27 Fokker's Friendships delivered on Aer Lingus
  • Nov 24 Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community
  • Nov 25 Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
  • Nov 27 USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany
  • Nov 28 AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
  • Nov 28 Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community
  • Nov 28 Congo & Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
  • Nov 28 George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Nov 28 KCOO (now KABY) TV channel 9 in Aberdeen, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 28 Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, v India at Bombay
  • Nov 28 US reports 1st full-range firing of an ICBM
  • Nov 29 46th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 35-28
  • Nov 29 23rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 14-8 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me
  • Nov 30 WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 1 "Flower Drum Song" opens at St James Theater NYC for 602 performances
  • Dec 1 Central African Rep made autonomous member of Fr Comm (National Day)
  • Dec 1 Our Lady of Angels School burns, killing 92 students & 3 nuns (Chic)
  • Dec 2 24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB)
  • Dec 2 Benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg
  • Dec 2 KNOP TV channel 2 in North Platte, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 2 1959 NFL Draft: Randy Duncan from University of Iowa first pick by Green Bay Packers
  • Dec 3 Indonesian parliament accepts nationalisation of Dutch businesses
  • Dec 4 Dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within French Community
  • Dec 4 Finnish government of Fagerholm resigns
  • Dec 5 Phils drop plans for NY sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Philadelphia
  • Dec 5 WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 5 Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Dec 5 The Preston bypass, the UK's first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.
  • Dec 6 US lunar probe Pioneer 3 reaches 107,269 km, falls back
  • Dec 7 Romulo Betancourt elected President of Venezuela
  • Dec 9 Robert H W Welch Jr & 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society
  • Dec 10 1st domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111
  • Dec 10 U of Pitts agrees to buy Forbes Field from the Pirates
  • Dec 11 4th (last) Dutch government of Drees falls
  • Dec 11 Archibald MacLeish's "JB" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 11 Upper Volta (now Bourkina Faso) gains autonomy from France
  • Dec 12 Dutch social democratic party-ministers/premier Drees dismissed
  • Dec 12 Fergie Gupte takes 9-102 with leggies v W Indies at Kanpur

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 Pat Summerall kicks game winning field goal for the New York Giants against the Cleveland Browns at Yankee Stadium

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • Dec 16 Bogota warehouse fire kills 82
  • Dec 18 1st test project of Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equip

CommunicationHistoric Communication

Dec 18 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by President Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Dec 18 Niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day)
  • Dec 19 1st radio broadcast from space (President Eisenhower voice "To all mankind, America's wish for Peace on Earth & Good Will to Men Everywhere")

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 21 Charles de Gaulle wins 7 year term as 1st President of 5th Rep of France

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Dec 22 "Chipmunk Song" reaches #1
  • Dec 22 "Whoop-Up" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Dec 22 2nd Dutch Beel government forms
  • Dec 23 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 38 performances
  • Dec 23 Abdallah Ibrahim forms government of Morocco
  • Dec 25 Alan Freed's Christmas Rock & Roll Spectacular opens
  • Dec 28 Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) hits #1
  • Dec 28 "The Greatest Game Ever Played", Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in the first every sudden-death overtime game in NFL history (17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game)
  • Dec 29 Balt Colts beat NY Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 29 TV soap "Young Dr Malone" debuts
  • Dec 30 French franc devalued
  • Dec 31 47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31 Cuban dictator Batista tells his Cabinet he is fleeing the country

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Dec 31 International Geophyscial Year ends
  • Dec 31 Willie Shoemaker 1st jockey to win national riding championship 4X

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 723

  • Sep 8 Mitsuru Miyamoto, Japanese voice actor
  • Sep 10 Chris Columbus, writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months)
  • Sep 11 Don Slaught, catcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 11 Mick Talbot, rock keyboardist (Style Council-You're the Best Thing)
  • Sep 11 Scott Patterson, American actor
  • Sep 11 Roxann Dawson, American actress
  • Sep 11 Phoef Sutton, American television writer and producer
  • Sep 12 Gregg Edelman, actor (Green Card), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 12 Wilfredo Benitez, PR, boxer (world champ at 17y176d)
  • Sep 13 Ann Dusenberry, actress (Jaws 2, Lies, Basic Training), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Sep 14 John Bennett Herrington, Wetumka OK, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
  • Sep 15 Lesley Player, Redhill England, Sarah Fergusson's father's lover
  • Sep 15 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Wanna Hold Your Hand, Bossom Buddies), born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 15 Dr. Know, American guitarist (Bad Brains)
  • Sep 16 Jennifer Tilly, American actress (Let it Ride, Off Beat, Psycho II), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 16 Orel Hershiser, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians)
  • Sep 16 Terry McBride, singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You), born in Austin, Texas
  • Sep 16 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer
  • Sep 17 Daniel Nunez, Cuba, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Sep 18 John Aldridge, Irish footballer
  • Sep 18 Don Geronimo, American radio personality
  • Sep 19 Lita Ford, vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways), born in London, England
  • Sep 19 Kevin Hooks, actor (Sounder, Aaron Loves Angela), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 19 Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian boxer
  • Sep 20 Marty Schiene, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Illinois Open), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 21 Rick Mahorn, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • Sep 21 Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
  • Sep 22 Vasili Yuriyevich Lukiyanyuk, Russian cosmonaut
  • Sep 22 Joan Jett, American singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll), born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 22 Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor (The Prayer), born in Lajatico, Italy

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli
  • Sep 22 Neil Cavuto, American television commentator
  • Sep 23 Larry Hogan Mize, PGA golfer (1987 Masters), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Sep 23 Danielle Dax, British musician
  • Sep 23 Marvin Lewis, American football coach
  • Sep 24 Kevin Sorbo, actor (Hercules Legendary Journeys, Kull The Conquerer)
  • Sep 25 Michael Madsen, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Straight Talk), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 25 Eamonn Healy, Irish chemist
  • Sep 26 Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American politician
  • Sep 27 Shaun Cassidy, American actor/singer (Hardy Boys, Breaking Away), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 28 Angella Issajenko, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • Sep 28 Lory Del Santo, Verona Italy, Miss Italy (1980)
  • Sep 28 Med Lucart, rock musician (Wall of Voodoo)
  • Sep 30 Christopher Cass, Cold Spring Harbor NY, actor (Jack Forbes-Loving)
  • Sep 30 Marty Stuart, Philadelphia Miss, country singer (Hillbilly Rock)
  • Sep 30 Nona Garson, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 30 Rodwell Biggie Tembo Marasha, musician
  • Oct 1 Alton Lister, NBA forward/center (Portland Trailblazers, Celtics)
  • Oct 1 Michelle Bauer, [Medvitz], California, actress (One Million Heels BC)
  • Oct 1 Masato Nakamura, Japanese musician
  • Oct 3 Karen Morton Palmdale CA, playmate (Jul, 1978)
  • Oct 4 Anneka Rice, Dutch TV hostess
  • Oct 4 Barbara MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
  • Oct 5 Brent W Jett Jr, Pontiac Mich, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 72, sk:81)
  • Oct 5 AndrĂ© Kuipers, Dutch astronaut
  • Oct 6 Joseph Finder, American novelist
  • Oct 7 Kim Morris, playmate (Mar, 1986), born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 7 Judy Landers, American actress (BJ & the Bear, Madame's Place), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 8 Steve Coll, American journalist
  • Oct 9 Michael Pare, American actor
  • Oct 9 Al Jourgensen, American musician (Ministry)
  • Oct 10 J Eddie Peck, Joplin Missouri, actor (Bold & Beautiful-Cole Howard)
  • Oct 10 John M Grunsfeld, PhD/astronaut (STS 67, 81), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 10 Tanya Tucker, Seminole Tx, country singer/actress (Follow that Car)
  • Oct 12 Jeff Keith, rock vocalist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • Oct 12 Bryn Merrick, British musician, (The Damned)
  • Oct 13 Barb Bunkowsky-Scherbak, Toronto ON, LPGA golfer (1984 Chrysler)
  • Oct 13 Dwayne Evans, Phoenix Az, 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • Oct 13 Joseph Richard Sylvers, rocker
  • Oct 13 Maria Cantwell, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • Oct 13 Jair-Rohm Parker Wells, American musician and composer
  • Oct 14 Thomas Dolby, Cairo Egypt, rock vocalist (She Blinded Me With Science)
  • Oct 15 Jayne Modean, actress (Nurse Hooter-Trauma Center), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Oct 16 Tim Robbins, West Covina CA, actor (Bull Durham, Shawshank Redemption)
  • Oct 16 Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek singer
  • Oct 17 Alan Jackson, Newnan Ga, country singer (Here in the Real World)
  • Oct 17 Blaine McCallister, Ft Stockton TX, PGA golfer (1989 Honda Classic)
  • Oct 17 France ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 17 Gig Gangel Harlingen TX, playmate (Jan, 1980)
  • Oct 18 Hal Haenel, star sailor (Olympics-8th-1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 18 Kjell Samuelsson, Tyngsryd Swe, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Oct 18 Corinne Bohrer, American actress
  • Oct 18 Thomas Hearns, American boxer
  • Oct 19 Antoine Trousers, rock drummer/singer (Dike-Bleeding Heart)
  • Oct 19 John Bloom, [Joe Bob Briggs], drive-in movie critic
  • Oct 19 Tiriel Mora, Australian actor
  • Oct 19 Lou Briel, Puerto Rican singer and actor
  • Oct 20 Dave Krieg, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Oilers)
  • Oct 20 Eric Scott, actor (Ben-Waltons), born in Hollywood, California
  • Oct 20 Ivo Pogorelich, Belgrade Yugoslavia, pianist (1978 Casagrande winner)
  • Oct 20 Mark King, bass/vocalist (Level 42-Standing in the Light, Love Games)
  • Oct 20 Ricky Byrd, rocker (Joan Jett & Blackhearts)
  • Oct 20 Valerie Faris, American film director
  • Oct 20 Lynn Flewelling, American fantasy author
  • Oct 20 Ivo Pogorelic, Croatian pianist
  • Oct 20 Viggo Mortensen, American Actor (Lord of the Rings, The Road), born in New York, NY
  • Oct 22 Bobby Blotzner, rock drummer (Ratt-Round & Round)
  • Oct 23 Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, professor, author
  • Oct 24 Mathilde Santing, Dutch rock singer (Breast & Brow)
  • Oct 24 Pam Gietzen, LPGA golfer
  • Oct 25 Dipak Patel, cricketer (in Kenya New Zealand off-spin all-rounder)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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