Events in year of 1958

  • 01-01BOAC Britannia flies London to New York in a record 7h57m
  • 01-01European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation
  • 01-01Sammy Davis Jr marries Loray White
  • 01-01Treaties establish European Economic Community (Common Market)
  • 01-01WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-03Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland
  • 01-03Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick vs. South Africa at Cape Town
  • 01-04Sputnik 1 reenters atmosphere and burns up
  • 01-06Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to ee cummings
  • 01-06Gibson patents Flying V Guitar
  • 01-06WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-07USSR shrinks army to 300,000
  • 01-08Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana
  • 01-09In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54
  • 01-12Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
  • 01-12NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring
  • 01-12NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-7
  • 01-12Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points
  • 01-139,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban
  • 01-13US newspaper "Daily Worker" ceases publication
  • 01-15New York Yankees sign million dollar plus deal to show 140 games on WPIX TV
  • 01-19Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
  • 01-20Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 01-20KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-21KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 01-22KRSD (now KEVN) TV channel 7 in Rapid City, SD (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 01-23"Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 01-23Hanif Mohammad completes 337 in 970 minutes vs. West Indies
  • 01-26H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan on as Israeli Minister of Defense
  • 01-26Jack Smith takes over for Art Baker as TV host of "You Asked for It"

People born in year of 1958

  • 01-01Ren Woods: Portland, Oregon -- Actress (Fanta-Roots)
  • 01-04Nina Foust: Asheboro, North Carolina -- LPGA golfer (1994 Hawaiian Ladies Open-6th)
  • 01-05Suzy Amis: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -- Actress (Blame it on Rio, Where the Heart is)
  • 01-07Peter R Mokaba: President (South African Youth Congress)
  • 01-10Shawn Colvin: Singer / guitarist
  • 01-11Lourdes Ann Kananimanu Estores: Honolulu, Hawaii -- Playmate (Jun, 1982)
  • 01-11Vicki Peterson: Los Angeles, California -- Rock guitarist / vocalist (Bangles)
  • 01-13Ricardo Acuna: Chile -- Tennis star
  • 01-14Colin Ferguson: Murderer (6 people on the LIRR on Dec 7, 1993)
  • 01-15Julian Sands: Actor (One Night Stand)
  • 01-16Anatoli Boukreev: Mountaineer
  • 01-17Jez Strode: Rocker (Kajagoogoo)
  • 01-18Jeffrey N Williams: Superior, Wisconsin -- Major Army / Astronaut
  • 01-21Miguel Alejandro: NYC, New York -- Actor (Popi)
  • 01-23Lorraine Michaels: Canterbury, England -- Playmate (Apr, 1981)
  • 01-24Frank Ullrich: East Germany -- World biathlon champion
  • 01-25Dinah Manoff: NYC, New York -- Actress (Elaine-Soap, Carol Weston-Empty Nest)
  • 01-25Gary Brian Tibbs: London, England -- Rock bassist (Adam & The Ants, Roxy Music)
  • 01-25Harti Weirather: Austrian alpine skier
  • 01-26B James Lowry: Rocker (Boys Band)
  • 01-26Dave Rummells: Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- Nike golfer (1993 Buick-2nd)
  • 01-26Norman Lamont Hassan: British reggae musician (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 01-27Alan Milburn: British MP
  • 01-27Charles Waltz: Rocker (Shooting Star)
  • 01-30Rob van Zandvoort: Dutch rock vocalist / keyboardist (Jack of Hearts)
  • 01-31Rafael Santana: Shortstop (NY Mets, New York Yankees)
  • 01-31Tom Schuman: Pianist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 02-01Maureen Madill: Coleraine, Northern Ireland -- Golfer (British Open Amateur 1979)
  • 02-02Dexter Manley: NFL (Washington Redskins)
  • 02-03Joe Frank Edwards, Jr.: Richmond, Virginia -- Cmdr USN / Astronaut (STS 89)

People died in year of 1958

  • 01-01David Broekman: Musican (Think Fast), dies at 55
  • 01-04Waverley John Anderson: Scot, viscount / Governor of Bengal, dies at 75
  • 01-06Josephine CMA: Princess of Belgium / nun, dies at 85
  • 01-07Petru Groza: Premier / President (Romania, 1945-58), dies at 74
  • 01-10Charles de Trooz: Belgian writer, dies at 52
  • 01-11Alec Rowley: Composer, dies at 65
  • 01-12Arthur Shepherd: Composer, dies at 77
  • 01-13Edna Purviance: Actress (Charlie Chaplin, Sunnyside), dies at 61
  • 01-13John Lindeboom: Dutch vicar / church historian, dies at 75
  • 01-30Earnest H Heinkel: German airplane builder (WWII), dies at 70
  • 02-01Clinton Joseph Davisson
  • 02-03Henry Kuttner: Sci-fi Author (Dark World, As You Were), dies at 42
  • 02-03Johannes F Buziau: Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 81
  • 02-04Frederik de Merode: Belgian prince, dies at 46
  • 02-05Henry M Tomlinson: British writer (Under red ensign), dies at 84
  • 02-067 soccer players of Manchester United die in an aircrash at Munich
  • 02-07Walter Kingsford: Actor (My Favorite Blonde, Fly by Night), dies at 76
  • 02-10Billy Vine: Actor (54th Street Revue), dies at 42
  • 02-12Marcel Cachin: 1st communist French senator, dies at 88
  • 02-13Georges Rouault: French Painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86
  • 02-20Thurston Hall: Actor (Mr Schuyler-Topper), dies at 75
  • 02-24Fernand Baldensperger [Fernand Baldenne]: French poet, dies at 86
  • 02-27Harry Cohn: CEO (Columbia Pictures), dies of a heart attack
  • 03-01Giacomo Balla: Italian painter, dies at 86
  • 03-08Josephina OFF "Frieda" Herberich: Actress (Salontiroler), dies at 85
  • 03-12Ingeborg: Princess of Sweden, dies at 79
  • 03-14Eugeen Van de Velde: Flemish musicologist / critic / composer, dies at 64
  • 03-16Leon J Cadore: Pitched the 26 inning game, dies at 65
  • 03-21Cyril M Kornbluth: US sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), dies at 34
  • 03-22Michael Todd: Producer (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 56

Events in year of 1959

  • 01-01Castro leads Cuba to victory as Fulgencio Batista flees to Dom Rep
  • 01-01Chad becomes autonomous Republic in French Community
  • 01-01Rohan Kanhai completes 256 vs. India at Calcutta
  • 01-02USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
  • 01-02Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees
  • 01-03Alaska admitted as 49th US state
  • 01-09"Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV
  • 01-09Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die
  • 01-11Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke
  • 01-11Hanif Mohammad completes 499 for Karachi, then 1st class world record
  • 01-11Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mayfair Golf Open
  • 01-11NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 28-21
  • 01-12KOED TV channel 11 in Tulsa, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-13De Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 to Algerian death row convicts
  • 01-13King Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence
  • 01-17"Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances
  • 01-18Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 01-24"Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 performances
  • 01-24WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 01-251st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to New York for $301)
  • 01-25Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council
  • 01-26Italy government of Fanfani resigns
  • 01-26KOKH TV channel 25 in Oklahoma City, OK (IND / PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-28Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US
  • 01-30Australia 1-200 1st day 4th Test vs. England, Adelaide Oval
  • 01-31Joe Cronin signs 7 year pact to become head of AL
  • 02-01Swiss males vote against voting rights for women
  • 02-01Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit)
  • 02-01US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
  • 02-01US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins

People born in year of 1959

  • 01-01Abdul Ahad Mohmand: Afghanistan -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6)
  • 01-03Rusty Golden: Rocker (Boys Band)
  • 01-04Vanity [Denise Marquardt]: Ontario, Canada -- Actress (52 Pick Up)
  • 01-06Kathy Sledge: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
  • 01-06Nancy Rubin Sharff: New Kensington -- LPGA golfer (1991 Jamie Farr-9th)
  • 01-08Michael Harwood: Sydney, NSW -- Australasia golfer
  • 01-09Otis Nixon: US baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • 01-10Chandra Cheesborough: Jacksonville, Florida -- 4X100 runner (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-10Don Letts: Rocker (Big Audio Dynamite)
  • 01-10Kirk & Curtwood: Musician (Meat Puppets)
  • 01-11Brett Bodine: Auto racer
  • 01-12Per Helmstad Gessle: Sweden -- Singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love)
  • 01-13Kevin Anderson: Illinois, United States -- Actor (Hoffa, Sleeping with the Enemy)
  • 01-14Carl Chas Smash Smyth: Rock bassist (Madness-Our House)
  • 01-14Geoff Tate: Vocalist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • 01-14Susan Smith: Beloit, Wisconsin -- Playmate (Sept, 1981)
  • 01-15Pete Trewavas: Middlesbrough -- Bassist (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • 01-18Bob Rosenberg: Rocker (Will To Power)
  • 01-20Lea Antonoplis: West Covina, California -- Tennis star
  • 01-23Earl Falconer: British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 01-27Chris Collinsworth: NFL wide receiver / TV sportscaster
  • 01-27Patti Cohoon: Whittier, California -- Actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides)
  • 01-28Dave Sharp: Rock guitarist (Alarm-In the Summertime)
  • 01-29Paul McGann: Actor (Dr Who)
  • 01-31Anthony LaPaglia: Actor (Murder One)
  • 02-01Mike Horan: NFL punter (New York Giants)
  • 02-01Wade Wilson: NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 02-03Molly Killingbeck: Jamaica -- 4X400m relayer (1984 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 02-03Thomas Calabro: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (Michael Mancini-Melrose Place)
  • 02-04Zenani Mandela: Daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela

People died in year of 1959

  • 01-06Jose Enrique Pedreira: Composer, dies at 54
  • 01-09Paul Malengreau: Composer, dies at 71
  • 01-11Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein: Discoverer of 6, 000 yr old pyramid
  • 01-20Carl Switzer: Actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31
  • 01-21Cecil B[lount] de Mille: Producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77
  • 01-21Lamar Stringfield: Composer, dies at 61
  • 01-22A J Else Mauhs: German / Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73
  • 01-28Joseph Sprinzak: Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73
  • 01-28Viktor Joseph Keldorfer: Composer, dies at 85
  • 02-01Madame Sul-To-Wan [Conley]: Actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 85
  • 02-03Big Bopper: Rocker, dies in plane crash at 28
  • 02-03Richie Valens: Rock vocalist (Donna), killed in plane crash at 17
  • 02-05Gwili Andre: Actress (No Other Woman, Roar of the Dragon)
  • 02-07Daniel F Malan: Premier of South Africa (1948-54), dies at 84
  • 02-07Napoleon Lajorie: Baseball player, dies at 83
  • 02-07Slim [Eddie Jones] Guitar: Rocker, dies at 32
  • 02-08William J "Wild Bill" Donovan: Office Strategic Services, dies at 76
  • 02-13William L Axt: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-15Owen W Richardson: English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69
  • 02-17Kathryn Adams: Actress (Meet the Chump, 5th Avenue Girl)
  • 02-18Alfred Alessandrescu: Composer, dies at 65
  • 02-18Eric Zeisl: Composer, dies at 53
  • 02-18Jaroslav Kvapil: Composer, dies at 66
  • 02-20Ray McDonald: Dancer, dies of barbiturate overdose at 38
  • 02-22Helen Parrish: Actress (Hour Glass), dies of cancer at 36
  • 02-28Maxwell Anderson: US dramatist (Key Largo, Bath Seed), dies at 70
  • 03-03Lou Costello: Comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52
  • 03-06Fred Stone: Actor (Hideaway, Westerner), dies at 85
  • 03-07Arthur C Pigou: English economist (Economics of Welfare)
  • 03-07Hinsdale Smith: Developer of roll-down auto windows, dies at 88