September 1958 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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.

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Sep 5 "Doctor Zhivago" novel by Boris Pasternak published in US

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • Sep 6 US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
  • Sep 8 Oman turns over Gwadur (on Baluchistan coast) to Pakistan
  • Sep 8 Paul Anka opens Asian tour in Tokyo
  • Sep 9 Race riots in Notting Hill Gate, London
  • 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 Queen Juliana christens passenger ship Rotterdam
  • 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 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 US nuclear subne 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 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 10 Chris Columbus, writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months)
  • Sep 14 John Bennett Herrington, Wetumka OK, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
  • Sep 15 Lesley Player, Redhill England, Sarah Fergusson's father's lover
  • Sep 18 Don Geronimo, American radio personality
  • Sep 21 Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
  • Sep 22 Vasili Yuriyevich Lukiyanyuk, Russian cosmonaut
  • Sep 22 Neil Cavuto, American television commentator
  • Sep 25 Eamonn Healy, Irish chemist
  • Sep 26 Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American politician
  • Sep 28 Lory Del Santo, Verona Italy, Miss Italy (1980)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 11 Robert W. Service, Scottish-born Canadian poet (b. 1874)
  • Sep 11 Camillien Houde, French Canadian politician (b. 1889)
  • Sep 17 Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi, dies at 70
  • Sep 17 Friedrich Adolf Paneth, Austrian/British chemist, dies at 71
  • Sep 25 John B Watson, US psychologist/behaviorist, dies at 80
  • Sep 30 Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph-stipulation), dies at 79