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Events in 1958
|4 January:|| ||Sputnik 1 falls back to Earth after 92 days in space.|
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|28 January:|| ||The Lego brick is patented.|
|31 January:|| ||The first American satellite Explorer 1 is launched, half a year after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1.|
|18 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rooster makes room for the Year of the Dog.|
|21 February:|| ||Syria and Egypt merge to form the shortlived United Arab Republic under president Nasser.|
|9 March:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1377 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|11 March:|| ||Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish carpenter who designed the interlocking Lego bricks system, dies at age 66.|
|31 March:|| ||“Dr. No”, the sixth James Bond novel by spy author Ian Fleming, is published.|
|3 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|6 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|8 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|9 May:|| ||The Hitchcock movie “Vertigo” premieres at the Stage Door Theater in San Francisco.|
|25 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|15 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|29 July:|| ||American president Eisenhower signs the National Aeronautics and Space Act creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA.|
|16 Augustus:|| ||Madonna, American singer, all time best selling female recording artist, is born Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone in Bay City, Michigan.|
|27 Augustus:|| ||Ernest Lawrence, American physicist, Nobel Prize winner in 1939 for his invention of the cyclotron, dies in Palo Alto, California at age 57.|
|29 Augustus:|| ||Michael Jackson, American singer and dancer, is born in Gary, Indiana.|
|12 September:|| ||Jack Kilby, junior researcher at Texas Instruments, invents the integrated circuit, patented the next year and awarded the Physics Nobel Prize in 2000.|
|24 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|4 October:|| ||The French Fourth Republic is replaced by the Fifth, with Charles de Gaulle as its president.|
|19 October:|| ||The medieval church of St Clement Danes in London, hit by German bombs in 1941, is reconsecrated.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1958
Charles de Gaulle, Time Man of the Year.Janet Parker, Bertrand Russell, Winston Churchill, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Hermann Hesse, Otto Hahn, Pablo Picasso, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Martin Heidegger, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Walt Disney, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Che Guevara, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Brel, Martin Luther King, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, Yuri Gagarin, The 14th Dalai Lama, Elvis Presley, Kofi Annan, John Lennon, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Jim Morrison, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates and Osama bin Laden celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1958 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1862, 1873, 1879, 1890, 1902, 1913, 1919, 1930, 1941 and 1947 in the century before it and 1969, 1975, 1986, 1997, 2003, 2014, 2025, 2031, 2042 and 2053 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1958 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 June 2018.