August 18, 1958 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • "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
  • 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