July 1958 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 2 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jul 7 William Shea outlines plans for a $12M stadium at Flushing Meadows NY
  • 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 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • 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 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 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Thomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop
  • Jul 3 Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist
  • Jul 3 Si├ón Lloyd, Welsh weather presenter
  • Jul 5 Meredith Ann Pierce, US, sci-fi author (Darkangel)
  • Jul 5 Bill Watterson, American cartoonist
  • Jul 8 Tzipi Livni, Israeli politician, born in Tel Aviv
  • Jul 8 Andreas Carlgren, Swedish politician
  • Jul 15 Mac Thornberry, American politician
  • Jul 16 Pierre Roland Renoir, Canadian artist
  • Jul 16 Mike D. Rogers, American politician
  • Jul 18 Margo [AM] Vliegenthart, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Apie [Adrian P] Prince, Dutch writer (I Go Me Own Way), dies
  • Jul 1 Harry Nicholls Holmes, American chemist (crystallized vitamin A), dies at 78
  • Jul 4 Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam), dies at 79
  • Jul 7 Raymond Hackett, dies at 55
  • Jul 11 Karel Wellens, Flemish painter, dies at 69
  • Jul 14 Abdoel Illah, crown prince of Iraq, murdered
  • Jul 14 Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58), assassinated at Baghdad
  • Jul 14 Franciscus J Feron, vicar-general of Roermond, dies at 62
  • Jul 14 Noeri el-Said, premier of Iraq, murdered
  • Jul 15 Nuries-Said, Iraqi soldier/statesman, assassinated, dies
  • Jul 18 Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker), dies at 84
  • Jul 19 Robert Earl Hughes, weighed 1,041 lbs (473 kg), dies at 32
  • Jul 20 Franklin Pangborn, dies at 69
  • Jul 22 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, dies at 62
  • Jul 25 Harry Warner, US movie pioneer (Warner Bros), dies at 81
  • Jul 27 Claire Chennault, American military leader (b. 1893)