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1958 Historical Event(s)
- January 31, 1958 – Explorer program: Explorer 1 – The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit.
- February 6, 1958 – Eight Manchester United F.C. players are killed in the Munich air disaster.
- February 18, 1958 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dog in Chinese astrology.
- February 21, 1958 – The Peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
- February 22, 1958 – Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
- July 14, 1958 – Iraqi Revolution: in Iraq the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces led by Abdul Karim Kassem, who becomes the nation’s new leader.
- July 29, 1958 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
- October 28, 1958 – John XXIII, is elected Pope.
- December 1, 1958 – The Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Chicago, Illinois, kills 92 children and three nuns.
- December 28, 1958 – “Greatest Game Ever Played” – Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football League sudden death overtime game at New York’s Yankee Stadium.
Who Were Born On 1958?
- January 6, 1958 – Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist and newspaper editor
- February 25, 1958 – Jeff Fisher, American football coach
- February 27, 1958 – Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer
- March 3, 1958 – Miranda Richardson, British actress
- May 27, 1958 – Linnea Quigley, American actress
- June 24, 1958 – Tom Lister, Jr., American actor and professional wrestler
- August 31, 1958 – Serge Blanco, French rugby union footballer
- September 11, 1958 – Phoef Sutton, American television writer and producer
- October 20, 1958 – Mark King, English musician and singer (Level 42)
- December 11, 1958 – Nikki Sixx, American musician (Mötley Crüe)