Historical Events on August 18, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov published
  • Betsy Palmer joins Today Show panel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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
  • Perez Prado "Mambo King" receives one of the 1st gold records
  • TV game show scandal investigation starts
  • United Kingdom issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland & Wales)
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • Verne Gagne beats Edouard Carpentier in Omaha, to become NWA champ