Historical Events in 1958 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 604

  • Aug 27 USSR launches Sputnik 3 with two dogs aboard
  • 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
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Music releaseMusic Single

Aug 29 Cliff Richard and the Drifters release single "Move It", Richards debut single. Credited as 1st British Rock n Roll song.

  • 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, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 "The Huckleberry Hound Show" by Hanna-Barbera featuring Yogi Bear premieres on US TV

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 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
  • Sep 7 72nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (3-6, 6-1, 6-2)
  • 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 the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas to integrate
  • Sep 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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

Engineer Jack Kilby
Engineer
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 submarine 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 a record 60 days under the north 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
  • 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"
  • Oct 23 Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature
  • 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 General 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 Intercontinental ballistic missile
  • 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 US guided missile destroyer launched - the Dewey at Bath Iron Works, Maine
  • 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 fire kills 92 students & 3 nuns in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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
  • Dec 18 Project SCORE, world’s first communications satellite launched from Cape Canaveral
  • Dec 18 Niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day)

CommunicationHistoric Communication

Dec 19 1st radio broadcast from space, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower Christmas message "to all mankind, America's wish for peace on Earth and goodwill to men everywhere"

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

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 Baltimore Colts win the 26th NFL championship game against the New York Giants
  • 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