On This Day

November 1958 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Nov 3 USSR performs nuclear test

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Nov 4 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli crowned as pope John XXIII

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Nov 4 Belgian minority government of Gaston Eyskens resigns

Prime Minister of Belgium Gaston Eyskens
Prime Minister of Belgium
Gaston Eyskens
  • Nov 4 Democrats win US congressional election
  • Nov 6 AL announces that KC will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
  • Nov 6 Belgium government of Eyskens & Lilar forms
  • Nov 10 Bertolt Brecht's play " The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" premieres in Stuttgart, West Germany
  • Nov 11 AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
  • Nov 18 1st true reservoir in Jerusalem opens
  • Nov 18 Indians minority stockholders sell their stock to William Delay
  • Nov 19 First 2 F-27 Fokker's Friendships delivered on Aer Lingus
  • Nov 24 Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community
  • Nov 25 Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
  • Nov 27 USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany
  • Nov 28 AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
  • Nov 28 Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community
  • Nov 28 Congo & Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
  • Nov 28 US reports 1st full-range firing of an Intercontinental ballistic missile
  • Nov 30 1st US guided missile destroyer launched - the Dewey at Bath Iron Works, Maine

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Jim Steinmeyer, American inventor and designer of magical illusions, born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Nov 7 Lori Saldaña, American politician (California State Assembly), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 12 Nick Stellino, Italian-American television chef
  • Nov 16 Roberto Guerrero, Medelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)
  • Nov 16 Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic
  • Nov 20 Rickson Gracie, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Nov 26 Steve Buyer, American politician (Rep-R-Indiana), born in Rensselaer, Indiana
  • Nov 28 Georges Rutaganda, Rwandan war criminal
  • Nov 29 Mario Petrucci, Anglo-Italian Poet and Ecologist
  • Nov 30 Juliette Bergmann, Dutch bodybuilder

Deaths in History

  • Nov 12 James Michael Curley, American politician (53rd Governor of Massachusetts, 1935-37), dies at 83
  • Nov 13 Bart van der Leck, Dutch painter (Style), dies at 81
  • Nov 16 Warner Fabian [S Adams], American author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87
  • Nov 16 J. W. F. Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread), dies at 67
  • Nov 24 Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, British lawyer and politician who helps form League of Nations (Nobel 1937), dies at 94
  • Nov 25 Charles F. Kettering, American inventor (auto self-starter), dies at 82
  • Nov 30 Hubert Wilkins, Australian polar explorer (b. 1888)