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1958 Historical Event(s)
- February 5, 1958 – Gamel Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
- 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.
- March 3, 1958 – Nuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the 14th time.
- March 27, 1958 – Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
- May 27, 1958 – The F-4 Phantom II makes its first flight.
- July 1, 1958 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
- September 2, 1958 – United States Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan in Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew members are killed.
- October 1, 1958 – NASA is created to replace NACA.
- October 23, 1958 – The Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, later popularized in a Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series, appear for the first time in the story La flute à six schtroumpfs, a Johan and Peewit adventure by Peyo which is serialized in the weekly comics magazine Spirou.
Who Were Born On 1958?
- March 20, 1958 – Stephen Sommers, American film director
- April 5, 1958 – Johan Kriek, South African/American tennis player
- June 20, 1958 – Ron Hornaday, American racecar driver
- August 17, 1958 – Kirk Stevens, Canadian snooker player
- September 6, 1958 – Arsinée Khanjian, Armenian-Canadian actress
- October 13, 1958 – Maria Cantwell, American politician, junior senator of Washington
- November 22, 1958 – Lee Guetterman, American baseball player
- November 30, 1958 – Iz the Wiz, NYC graffiti artist (d. 2009)
- December 25, 1958 – Konstantin Kinchev, Russian singer (Alisa)
- December 29, 1958 – Nancy J. Currie, American astronaut