What Happened in September 1958

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 St Louis Cardinals pitcher Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a NL record 9 batters in a 1-0 shutout of Cincinnati Reds
  • 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.

Historic Publication

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

Television Premiere

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

  • Sep 5 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Sep 5 WKPC TV channel 15 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 6 Mary Ann Mobley (Miss), 21, crowned 31st Miss America 1959
  • Sep 6 US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 7 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Ashley Cooper outlasts fellow Australian Mal Anderson 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 10-8, 8-6 for his 3rd Grand Slam event win of the year

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 7 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

  • Sep 8 Oman turns over Gwadur (on Baluchistan coast) to Pakistan
  • Sep 8 Paul Anka opens Asian tour in Tokyo

Baseball Record

Sep 8 Pirate Roberto Clemente ties modern record of 3 triples in a game

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • Sep 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Little Rock Crisis

Sep 12 US Supreme Court orders the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas to integrate

Sports History

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 Two rockets designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, the first German post-war rockets, reach the upper atmosphere.
  • Sep 14 WTAE TV channel 4 in Pittsburgh, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Sports History

Sep 14 Yankees win 24th pennant, & 9th under Casey Stengel

  • Sep 15 Commuter train crashes through drawbridge, killing 48 in Elizabethport, New Jersey
  • 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 knuckleball pitcher 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 American pilots Jim Heth and Bill Burkhart complete 1st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours (50 days, 16 minutes), landing "The Old Scotchman", their modified Cessna 172 in Dallas, Texas; record broken 123 days later [1]
  • 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 the 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, Iowa
  • 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 in US; #18 in UK
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Armi Aavikko, Finnish beauty queen (Miss Finland, 1977), and pop singer, born in Helsinki, Finland) (d. 2002)
  • Sep 3 Kevin Kiner, American TV and film composer (CSI: Miami; Star Wars: The Clone Wars), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Sep 4 George Hurley, American drummer (Minutemen), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Sep 4 Shiro Koshinaka, Japanese wrestler (WAR/NJPW), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 5 Lars Danielsson, Swedish musician (Summerwind), born in Gothenburg
  • Sep 6 Buster Bloodvessel [Douglas Trendle], English singer (Bad Manners), born in London
  • Sep 6 Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian (Jeff Foxworthy-The Jeff Foxworthy Show), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 6 Michael Winslow, American actor and comedian (Police Academy), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Sep 6 Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer (Missa Solis - Requiem for Eli), born in Perth, Australia
  • Sep 7 Nadieh [Karin Meis], Dutch singer, guitarist and composer (Haifa Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Sep 8 David Lewis, American R&B-pop guitarist and singer (Atlantic Starr - "Touch A Four Leaf Clover"; "Always"), born in White Plains, New York
  • Sep 8 Michael Lardie, American rock keyboard player, guitarist and producer (Great White; Night Ranger), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Sep 8 Mitsuru Miyamoto, Japanese voice actor (Ougai Mori-Bungo Stray Dogs), born in Osaka, Japan
  • Sep 10 Chris Columbus, American film writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months), born in Spangler, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 11 Don Slaught, American catcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sep 11 Mick Talbot, English rock keyboardist (Style Council - "You're The Best Thing"; "My Ever Changing Moods"), born in Wimbledon, London
  • Sep 11 Phoef Sutton, American television writer and producer
  • Sep 11 Roxann Dawson, American actress (B'Elanna Torres-Star Trek: Voyager), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 11 Scott Patterson, American actor (Luke Danes-Gilmore Girls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 12 Gregg Edelman, American actor (Green Card), born in Chicago, Illinois

Wilfred Benítez

Sep 12 Wilfred Benítez, Puerto Rican boxer (youngest world champion at 17 years, 176 days [WBA Light Welterweight]), born in NYC, New York

  • Sep 13 Ann Dusenberry, American actress (Jaws 2, Lies, Basic Training), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Sep 14 John Bennett Herrington, American astronaut and USN aviator, born in Wetumka, Oklahoma
  • Sep 15 Dr. Know [Gary Miller], American guitarist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D. C.
  • Sep 15 Lesley Player, English lover of Sarah Ferguson's father, born in Redhill, England
  • Sep 15 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Wanna Hold Your Hand, Bossom Buddies, Back to the Future), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2005)
  • Sep 16 Jennifer Tilly, American actress (Let it Ride, Off Beat, Psycho II), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 16 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer, born in Llandudno, Wales

Orel Hershiser

Sep 16 Orel Hershiser, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians), born in Buffalo, New York

  • Sep 16 Terry McBride, American singer (McBride & Ride - "Can I Count on You"), born in Austin, Texas
  • Sep 17 Daniel Nunez, Cuban weightlifter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 17 Manfred Honeck, Austrian conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 2007-present), born in Nenzing, Austria
  • Sep 18 Don Geronimo, American radio personality (Don and Mike Show)
  • Sep 18 John Aldridge, Irish soccer striker (69 caps, Republic of Ireland; Newport County, Oxford United, Liverpool, Real Sociedad, Tranmere Rovers), born in Liverpool, England
  • Sep 19 Azumah Nelson, Ghanaian professional boxer, born in Accra, Ghana
  • Sep 19 Kevin Hooks, American actor (Sounder; Aaron Loves Angela; The White Shadow), and director (Passenger 57), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 19 Lita Ford, English-American rock guitarist and vocalist (The Runaways - "Cherry Bomb"; solo - "Kiss Me Deadly"), born in London, England
  • Sep 21 Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
  • Sep 21 Rick Mahorn, American NBA forward, 1980-99 (Washington Bullets, Detroit Pistons, and 3 other teams), born in Hartford, Connecticut

Andrea Bocelli

Sep 22 Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor (The Prayer), born in Lajatico, Italy

  • Sep 22 El Hadji Dia Ba, Senegalese hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • Sep 22 Joan Jett [Larkin], American singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll), born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 22 Neil Cavuto, American television commentator (Fox), born in Westbury, New York
  • Sep 23 Danielle Dax, British avant-garde rock musician, producer and album art designer, born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
  • Sep 23 Larry Mize, American golfer (US Masters 1987), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Sep 23 Marvin Lewis, American NFL coach (DC Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl 2000; Cincinnati Bengals 2003-18), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 24 Kevin Sorbo, American actor (Hercules Legendary Journeys, Andromeda), born in Mound, Minnesota
  • Sep 25 Eamonn Healy, Irish professor of chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, born in Newcastle West, Ireland
  • Sep 25 Michael Madsen, American actor (Reservoir Dogs, Straight Talk), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 26 Darby Crash [Jan Paul Beahm], American punk rocker (Germs), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1980)
  • Sep 26 Richard B. Weldon Jr., American politician, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Sep 27 Paul Grabowsky, Australian jazz pianist and composer ("When Words Fail"), born in Lae, Papua New Guinea,.
  • Sep 27 Shaun Cassidy, American singer ("Da Doo Ron Ron"), actor (Hardy Boys), television writer and producer (American Gothic; New Amsterdam), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 28 Angella Issajenko, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Sep 28 Lory Del Santo, Verona Italy, Miss Italy (1980)
  • Sep 28 Med Lucart, rock musician (Wall of Voodoo)
  • Sep 28 Norton Buffalo [Phillip Jackson], American singer-songwriter and country and blues harmonica player, born in Oakland, California (d. 2009)
  • Sep 30 Biggie Tembo [Rodwell Marasha], Zimbabwean musician (Bhundu Boys), born in Chinhoye, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe (d. 1995)
  • Sep 30 Christopher Cass, American actor (Jack Forbes-Loving), born in Cold Spring Harbor, New York
  • Sep 30 Marty Stuart, American country guitarist, singer-songwriter and mandolin player ("Tempted"; "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'"), born in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Famous Weddings

Sydney Pollack

Sep 22 Film director Sydney Pollack (24) weds actress Claire Bradley Griswold (22)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 9 Charles Macartney, Australian cricket all-rounder (35 Tests, 2,131 runs @ 41.78, 7 x 100s, 45 wickets), dies at 72
  • Sep 11 Camillien Houde, French Canadian politician and Mayor of Montreal, dies at 69
  • Sep 11 Robert Lach, Austrian composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Robert W. Service, English-Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee), dies at 84
  • Sep 17 Eugène Jungers, Belgian Governor of Rwanda Urundi, dies at 70
  • Sep 17 Friedrich Adolf Paneth, Austrian-British chemist, dies at 71
  • Sep 17 Herbie Fields [Bernfeld], American jazz saxophonist and bandleader ("Dardanella"), dies from an intentional overdose of sleeping pills at 39
  • Sep 22 Mary Roberts Rinehart, American mystery writer and playwright (The Circular Staircase), dies at 82
  • Sep 25 John B. Watson, American psychologist and behaviorist, dies at 80
  • Sep 26 Carl Brisson, Danish actor (Ship Cafe, Ring, Song of Soho, Murder at the Vanities), dies of jaundice at 64
  • Sep 28 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (Juha; Schott Concerto), and educator, dies of lung cancer at 65
  • Sep 30 Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph-stipulation), dies at 79