December 5, 1958 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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.

Deaths in History

  • Ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67