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What happened in 1958

  • 9/12-1958 - Robert Redford got married.

  • Pope Pius XII declares Saint Clare of Assisi patron saint of television. Her placement on the television set is said to guarantee good reception.

  • 01/01/1958 - BOAC Britannia flies London to NY in a record 7 hours and 57 minutes

  • 01/01/1958 - European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation

  • 01/01/1958 - Sammy Davis Jr marries Loray White

  • 01/03/1958 - Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland

  • 01/04/1958 - Sputnik 1 reenters atmosphere & burns up

  • 01/08/1958 - Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana

  • 01/10/1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1

  • 01/12/1958 - NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring

  • 01/24/1958 - 1st man-made nuclear fusion

  • 01/26/1958 - Jack Smith takes over for Art Baker as TV host of "You Asked for It"

  • 01/28/1958 - Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck

  • 01/29/1958 - Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward wed

  • 01/31/1958 - James van Allen discovers radiation belt

  • 01/31/1958 - US launches their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1

  • 02/05/1958 - Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km

  • 02/06/1958 - Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid

  • 02/07/1958 - Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc

  • 02/11/1958 - Ruth Carol Taylor is 1st Afr-American woman hired as flight attendant

  • 02/17/1958 - Comic strip "BC" 1st appears

  • 02/23/1958 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

  • 03/02/1958 - 1st surface crossing of Antarctic continent is completed in 99 days

  • 03/05/1958 - Explorer 2 fails to reach Earth orbit

  • 03/11/1958 - Starting this season, AL batters are required to wear batting helmets

  • 03/12/1958 - British Empire Day is renamed "Commonwealth Day"

  • 03/13/1958 - Govt troops land in Sumatra Indonesia

  • 03/14/1958 - RIAA certifies 1st gold record (Perry Como's Catch A Falling Star)

  • 03/14/1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

  • 03/14/1958 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

  • 03/17/1958 - Navy launches Vanguard 1 into orbit (2nd US), measures Earth shape

  • 03/22/1958 - Liz Taylor's 3rd divorce (Mike Todd)

  • 03/24/1958 - Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)

  • 03/25/1958 - Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times

  • 03/26/1958 - 30th Academy Awards-"Bridge over River Kwai," wins

  • 03/26/1958 - US Army launched America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"

  • 03/27/1958 - CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records

  • 03/27/1958 - Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet premier & 1st sect of Communist Party

  • 04/02/1958 - Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens

  • 04/02/1958 - National Advisory Council on Aeronautics renamed NASA
  • 04/02/1958 - Wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record)
  • 04/03/1958 - Fidel Castro's rebels attacked Havana
  • 04/06/1958 - Arnold Palmer wins 1st major golf tournament-Masters
  • 04/14/1958 - Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere
  • 04/15/1958 - 10th Emmy Awards: Gunsmoke, Robert Young & Jane Wyatt
  • 04/17/1958 - Brussel's (Belgium) World Fair opens
  • 04/20/1958 - Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 04/20/1958 - Morocco demands departure of Spanish troops
  • 04/23/1958 - Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game
  • 04/28/1958 - Vanguard TV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
  • 04/28/1958 - Vice Pres Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America
  • 04/30/1958 - Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits
  • 05/07/1958 - Howard Johnson sets aircraft altitude record in F-104, 27,810 m
  • 05/08/1958 - Pres Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock
  • 05/08/1958 - VP Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru
  • 05/12/1958 - "Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" by Dicky Doo & The Dont's hits #40
  • 05/13/1958 - Rioters attack US VP Nixon in Venezuela
  • 05/13/1958 - Stan Musial, is 8th to get 3,000 hits
  • 05/15/1958 - USSR launches Sputnik III
  • 05/16/1958 - Walter Irwin flies 2,259 KPH in F-104A Starfighter
  •  05/19/1958 - South Pacific soundtrack album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
  • 05/19/1958 - US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
  • 05/21/1958 - US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)
  • 05/26/1958 - US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • 05/27/1958 - Vanguard SLV-1 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
  • 05/30/1958 - US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • 05/31/1958 - US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)
  • Catalina High School graduates 528 students
  • June 1, 1958 I married my high school sweetheart, James A. Laubscher, Geri Bird
  •  06/01/1958 - Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France
  • 06/02/1958 - Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record
  • 8/13/1958 - Jack Wojnowski joined the Navy.

  • 11/15/1958 - Jack & Patricia (Frye) Wojnowski got married.

  • For the rest of the story go here:: wikipedia.org/wiki/1958

Prices of 1958

  • House: $30,000
  • Average income: $4,650
  • Ford car: $1967-$3929
  • Milk: $1.01
  • Gas: $.24
  • Bread $.19
  • Postage stamp: $.04
  • Chef Boy-Ar-Dee spaghetti, 15 1/2 .oz can.: $ .19
  • Corned Beef: $.59 lb.
  • Swiss Steak: $.75
 
  • Libby Tomato Juice, 5 (46 .oz) cans: $1.00
  • Kraft Carmels, 1 lb pkg: $.37
  • Milk: $.42 half gal.
  • Uncle Benís Rice, 14 oz box - $.19
  • Sunkist Oranges, 5 lbs.: $.49
  • Cantaloupe: $.05 lb.
  • Celery: $.04 lb.
  • Tuition at Harvard: $1,250 yr.
  • Nathan's Hot Dog: $.25
  • Roundtrip airfare London to New York: $453 lb.

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