Historical Events in 1958 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 600

  • Apr 24 Lee Walls hits 3 HRs, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2
  • Apr 28 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Apr 28 Vanguard TV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 US Vice President Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 30 Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • May 1 Ambonese rebellion bombed Ambon/conquer Morotai
  • May 1 Arturo Frondizi sworn in as President of Argentina
  • May 2 Yanks threaten to broadcast games nationwide if NL goes ahead with plans to broadcast, games into NYC
  • May 3 84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05
  • May 3 WINS suspends Alan Freed for causing a riot in Boston, he quits
  • May 4 Alberto Lleras Camargo chosen president of Colombia
  • May 5 KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 5 Pulitzer prize awarded to James Agee for Death in the Family
  • May 5 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • May 7 US Air Force Major Howard Johnson sets world aircraft altitude record in a Lockhead F-104 Starfighter at 27,810 m

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 8 US President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock, Arkansas

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 8 "Dracula", starring Christopher Lee as the eponymous vampire, debuts

  • May 9 Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship

Film release premierFilm Release

May 9 Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" is released, starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak

  • May 11 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
  • May 11 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • May 11 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • May 12 "Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #40
  • May 12 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • May 13 French settlers riot against French army in Algeria
  • May 13 Jordan & Iraq form Arab Federation
  • May 13 Pierre Pflimlin forms French government
  • May 13 Rioters attack US VP Richard Nixon in Venezuela

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 13 Stan Musial is 8th to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • May 13 The trade mark Velcro is registered.
  • May 15 USSR launches Sputnik III

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 15 "Gigi" based on the story by Colette, directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier premieres in New York (Best Picture 1959)

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • May 16 Maj Irwin, USAF, flies a Lockheed Starfight F-104 A to a record 1,404.18 MPH
  • May 16 Eli Beeding experiences 83 g deceleration on a rocket sled, New Mexico
  • May 17 83rd Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 1:57.2
  • May 17 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Algeria
  • May 18 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
  • May 18 11th Cannes Film Festival: "The Cranes Are Flying" directed by Mikhail Kalatozov wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 19 Premiere of Harold Pinter's play "Birthday Party" in London
  • May 19 South Pacific soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
  • May 19 US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
  • May 20 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • May 21 Indonesian paratroopers reconquers Morotai Island
  • May 21 US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)
  • May 23 US schools 1st use Cliff's Notes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 23 Mao Zedong starts "Great leap forward" movement in China

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • May 23 Explorer 1 ceases transmission.
  • May 24 "New Girl in Town" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 432 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 24 Cuban President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • May 24 UP & International News Service merge into United Press International
  • May 26 Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed
  • May 26 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • May 26 Union Square, SF becomes state historical landmark
  • May 27 Ernest Green & 600 whites graduate from Little Rock's Central HS
  • May 27 Vanguard SLV-1 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
  • May 27 Maiden flight of the F-4 Phantom II
  • May 28 French government of Pflimlin resigns/200,000 demonstrate against De Gaulle
  • May 28 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
  • May 28 3rd European Cup: Real Madrid beats Milan 3-2 at Brussels
  • May 30 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • May 30 Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II & Korean War buried in Arlington
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Bryan wins in 3:44:21.064 (215.316 km/h)
  • May 31 Dick Dale invents "surf music" with "Let's Go Trippin"
  • May 31 US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)
  • May 31 57th Men's French Championships: Mervyn Rose beats Luis Ayala (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
  • May 31 57th Women's French Championships: Zsuzsi Kormoczy beats Shirley Bloomer (6-4, 1-6, 6-2)
  • Jun 1 Belgian christian-democrats win parliamentary election

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 1 Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Jun 1 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Gatlinburg Golf Open
  • Jun 2 Alan Freed joins WABC (NYC) radio
  • Jun 2 Brooks Robinson hits into 1st of record 4 triple plays

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 2 Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Jun 3 Referendum allows city to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers
  • Jun 4 French premier Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers
  • Jun 4 SF Giants Hank Sauer & B Schmidt are 2nd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Jun 6 Ozzie Virgil is 1st black to play as a Tiger
  • Jun 6 Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French
  • Jun 7 90th Belmont: Pete Anderson aboard Cavan wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 7 Battles between Turkish & Greeks Cypriots break out

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 8 4th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jun 9 "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Jun 11 UN Security council sends observers to Lebanon
  • Jun 12 "Make Me Laugh" TV Game Show last airs on ABC-TV, syndicated 1979
  • Jun 13 Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster Ca
  • Jun 14 58th US Golf Open: Tommy Bolt shoots a 283 at Southern Hills in Tulsa
  • Jun 14 British parachutists lands on Cyprus
  • Jun 15 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jun 16 "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #46
  • Jun 16 Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia
  • Jun 17 Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy
  • Jun 17 The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day
  • Jun 20 NZ all out 47 v England at Lord's, Laker 4-13, Lock 5-17
  • Jun 21 French franc devalues
  • Jun 22 Game in KC between A's & Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado
  • Jun 22 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Jun 23 Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers
  • Jun 23 US Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2½ years in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jun 23 Foundation Praemium Erasmianum (Erasmus Prize) established
  • 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
  • Jul 7 President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood
  • 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
  • Jul 13 13th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by 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
  • Jul 24 Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again
  • 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 submarine 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
  • Aug 18 Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

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 People's Republic of China resumes fire on Quemoi and Matsoe islands in the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis
  • 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