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  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 6, 1958

    Frank Sinatra

    Releasing The Album "Come Fly with Me"

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 6, 1958

    In 1958 Sinatra released the concept album Come Fly with Me with Billy May, designed as a musical world tour. It reached the top spot on the Billboard album chart in its second week, remaining at the top for five weeks,and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year at the inaugural Grammy Awards. The title song, "Come Fly With Me", written especially for him, would become one of his best known standards.




  • Nicosia, Cyprus
    Monday Jan 27, 1958

    Cypriot intercommunal violence

    Turkish Cypriot response to this plan was a series of anti-British demonstrations in Nicosia

    Nicosia, Cyprus
    Monday Jan 27, 1958

    The Turkish Cypriot response to this plan was a series of anti-British demonstrations in Nicosia on 27 and 28 January 1958 rejecting the proposed plan because the plan did not include partition. The British then withdrew the plan.




  • Cyprus
    Monday Jan 27, 1958

    Cypriot intercommunal violence

    British soldiers opened fire against a crowd of Turkish Cypriot rioters

    Cyprus
    Monday Jan 27, 1958

    On 27 January 1958 British soldiers opened fire against a crowd of Turkish Cypriot rioters. The events continued until the next day.




  • Oslo, Norway
    Friday Feb 21, 1958

    Harald V

    The oath To the Constitution of Norway

    Oslo, Norway
    Friday Feb 21, 1958

    He took the oath to the Constitution of Norway on 21 February 1958. In the same year, he also served as regent in the King's absence for the first time.




  • Oriente Province, Cuba
    Thursday Feb 27, 1958

    Raúl Castro

    Commander in the Cuban Revolution

    Oriente Province, Cuba
    Thursday Feb 27, 1958

    On 27 February 1958 Raúl was made comandante and assigned the mission to cross the old province of Oriente leading a column of guerrillas to open, to the northeast of that territory, the "Frank País Eastern Front". As a result of Raúl's "Eastern Front" operations, he was not involved in the pivotal Operation Verano (which came close to destroying the main body of fighters but ended up a spectacular victory for Fidel), but Raúl's forces remained active and grew over time.




  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Tuesday Mar 11, 1958

    Pope Francis

    Society of Jesus

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Tuesday Mar 11, 1958

    Bergoglio studied at the archdiocesan seminary, Inmaculada Concepción Seminary, in Villa Devoto, Buenos Aires, and, after three years, entered the Society of Jesus as a novice on 11 March 1958.




  • Montevideo, Uruguay
    Sunday Apr 27, 1958

    Richard Nixon

    The Goodwill Tour of South America

    Montevideo, Uruguay
    Sunday Apr 27, 1958

    On April 27, 1958, Richard and Pat Nixon reluctantly embarked on a goodwill tour of South America. In Montevideo, Uruguay, Nixon made an impromptu visit to a college campus where he fielded questions from students on U.S. foreign policy.


  • Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Sunday May 4, 1958

    Warren Buffett

    Third Child

    Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Sunday May 4, 1958

    In May 4, 1958, the Buffetts' third child, Peter Andrew, was born.


  • France
    Tuesday May 13, 1958

    Algerian War

    May 1958 crisis

    France
    Tuesday May 13, 1958

    After his time as governor general, Soustelle returned to France to organize support for de Gaulle's return to power, while retaining close ties to the army and the pieds-noirs. By early 1958, he had organized a coup d'état, bringing together dissident army officers and pieds-noirs with sympathetic Gaullists. An army junta under General Massu seized power in Algiers on the night of May 13, thereafter known as the May 1958 crisis.


  • Christmas Island
    Wednesday May 14, 1958

    Christmas Island

    The United Kingdom's Christmas Island Act Was Given Royal assent

    Christmas Island
    Wednesday May 14, 1958

    At Australia's request, the United Kingdom transferred sovereignty to Australia, with a $20 million payment from the Australian government to Singapore as compensation for the loss of earnings from the phosphate revenue. The United Kingdom's Christmas Island Act was given royal assent on 14 May 1958, enabling Britain to transfer authority over Christmas Island from Singapore to Australia by an order-in-council.


  • Shan State, Myanmar
    Tuesday May 20, 1958

    Conflict in Myanmar

    Armed Resistance Movement

    Shan State, Myanmar
    Tuesday May 20, 1958

    During the Tatmadaw's (Myanmar Armed Forces') heavy militarisation of the state in the late 1940s and early 1950s, locals accused them of mistreating, torturing, robbing, raping, unlawfully arresting and massacring villagers. As a result, on 21 May 1958, an armed resistance movement, led by Sao Noi and Saw Yanna, was started in Shan State.


  • Corsica, France
    Saturday May 24, 1958

    Algerian War

    French paratroopers from the Algerian corps landed on Corsica

    Corsica, France
    Saturday May 24, 1958

    On May 24, French paratroopers from the Algerian corps landed on Corsica, taking the French island in a bloodless action, Opération Corse.


  • Algeria
    Wednesday Jun 4, 1958

    Algerian War

    I have understood you

    Algeria
    Wednesday Jun 4, 1958

    On his June 4 trip to Algeria, de Gaulle calculatedly made an ambiguous and broad emotional appeal to all the inhabitants, declaring, "Je vous ai compris" ("I have understood you").


  • Cyprus
    Saturday Jun 7, 1958

    Cypriot intercommunal violence

    A bomb exploded at the entrance of the Turkish Embassy in Cyprus

    Cyprus
    Saturday Jun 7, 1958

    On 7 June 1958 a bomb exploded at the entrance of the Turkish Embassy in Cyprus. Following the bombing Turkish Cypriots looted Greek Cypriot properties.


  • Borgo San Lorenzo, Tuscany, Italy
    Monday Jun 9, 1958

    Fido (dog)

    Fido died still waiting for his master

    Borgo San Lorenzo, Tuscany, Italy
    Monday Jun 9, 1958

    Fido died still waiting for his master on June 9, 1958. The news of his death was announced to the public by the newspaper on a four-column front-page story in La Nazione.


  • Cyprus
    Thursday Jun 12, 1958

    Cypriot intercommunal violence

    The crisis reached a climax

    Cyprus
    Thursday Jun 12, 1958

    The crisis reached a climax on June 12, 1958 when eight Greeks, out of an armed group of thirty five arrested by soldiers of the Royal Horse Guards on suspicion of preparing an attack on the Turkish quarter of Skylloura, were killed in a suspected attack by Turkish Cypriot locals, near the village of Geunyeli having being ordered to walk back to their village of Kondemenos.


  • Bizana, South Africa
    Saturday Jun 14, 1958

    Nelson Mandela

    2nd Marriage

    Bizana, South Africa
    Saturday Jun 14, 1958

    During the divorce proceedings, he began courting a social worker, Winnie Madikizela, whom he married in Bizana in June 1958. She later became involved in ANC activities, spending several weeks in prison.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Monday Jun 16, 1958

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Nagy was Executed

    Budapest, Hungary
    Monday Jun 16, 1958

    Nagy was executed, along with Pál Maléter and Miklós Gimes, after secret trials in June 1958. Their bodies were placed in unmarked graves in the Municipal Cemetery outside Budapest.


  • Milan, Italy
    Sunday Jun 22, 1958

    Fido (dog)

    La Domenica del Corriere commemorated Fido with a poignant cover story

    Milan, Italy
    Sunday Jun 22, 1958

    On 22 June, La Domenica del Corriere commemorated Fido with a poignant cover story. The cover painting by Walter Molino shows Fido dying on the roadside, with the bus waiting in the background. Fido was buried outside the cemetery of Luco di Mugello beside his master, Carlo Soriani.


  • The North Coast of Oriente Province, Cuba
    Thursday Jun 26, 1958

    Raúl Castro

    Kidnapping 36 hostages

    The North Coast of Oriente Province, Cuba
    Thursday Jun 26, 1958

    On 26 June 1958, Raúl Castro's rebels kidnapped ten Americans and two Canadians from the property of Moa Bay Mining Company (an American company) on the north coast of Oriente Province. The next day rebels took hostage 24 US servicemen on leave from the United States naval base at Guantanamo Bay. This incident brought total kidnapped hostages to 36 (34 US and 2 Canadian citizens).


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Jun 29, 1958

    Pelé

    1958 World Cup

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Sunday Jun 29, 1958

    On 29 June 1958, Pelé became the youngest player to play in a World Cup final match at 17 years and 249 days. He scored two goals in that final as Brazil beat Sweden 5–2 in Stockholm, the capital.


  • Lakes region of northern Poland, Poland
    Friday Jul 4, 1958

    Pope John Paul II

    Youngest bishop in Poland

    Lakes region of northern Poland, Poland
    Friday Jul 4, 1958

    On 4 July 1958, while Wojtyła was on a kayaking holiday in the lakes region of northern Poland, Pope Pius XII appointed him as the Auxiliary Bishop of Kraków. He was then summoned to Warsaw to meet the Primate of Poland, Bishop of Sophene and Vågå, auxiliary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Wrocław, and future Cardinal and Archbishop of Wrocław) and then-Auxiliary Bishop Franciszek Jop of the Catholic Diocese of Sandomierz (Titular Bishop of Daulia; later Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Wrocław and then Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Opole). At the age of 38, Wojtyła became the youngest bishop in Poland.


  • Wales, UK
    Saturday Jul 26, 1958

    Prince Charles

    The Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester

    Wales, UK
    Saturday Jul 26, 1958

    Charles was created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester on 26 July 1958, though his investiture was not held until 1 July 1969, when he was crowned by his mother in a televised ceremony held at Caernarfon Castle.


  • Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
    Friday Aug 1, 1958

    Neil Armstrong

    The ARPA canceled its funding to "Man In Space Soonest"

    Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
    Friday Aug 1, 1958

    In June 1958, Armstrong was selected for the U.S. Air Force's Man In Space Soonest program, but the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) canceled its funding on August 1, 1958.


  • Christmas Island
    Tuesday Sep 9, 1958

    Christmas Island

    The Commonwealth Cabinet Decision 1573

    Christmas Island
    Tuesday Sep 9, 1958

    Under Commonwealth Cabinet Decision 1573 of 9 September 1958, D. E. Nickels was appointed the first official representative of the new territory.


  • Texas, U.S.
    Friday Sep 12, 1958

    Computer

    The First working integrated example

    Texas, U.S.
    Friday Sep 12, 1958

    The first practical ICs were invented by Jack Kilby at Texas Instruments and Robert Noyce at Fairchild Semiconductor. Kilby recorded his initial ideas concerning the integrated circuit in July 1958, successfully demonstrating the first working integrated example on 12 September 1958.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 1, 1958

    Neil Armstrong

    Neil became an Employee of NASA

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 1, 1958

    Neil became an employee of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) when it was established on October 1, 1958, absorbing NACA.


  • Christmas Island
    Wednesday Oct 1, 1958

    Christmas Island

    The Island was Officially Placed Under The Authority of The Commonwealth of Australia

    Christmas Island
    Wednesday Oct 1, 1958

    Australia's Christmas Island Act was passed in September 1958 and the island was officially placed under the authority of the Commonwealth of Australia on 1 October 1958.


  • Paris, France
    Sunday Oct 26, 1958

    Juan Trippe

    Pan Am's First Scheduled Jet Flight

    Paris, France
    Sunday Oct 26, 1958

    Trippe quickly recognized the opportunities presented by jet aircraft and ordered several Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 airplanes. Pan Am's first scheduled jet flight was operated on October 26, 1958 by 707 Clipper America out of Idlewild International Airport (now JFK) to Le Bourget Airport, Paris. The new jets allowed Pan Am to cut the flight time nearly in half, introduce lower fares, and fly more passengers in total.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 5, 1958

    Neil Armstrong

    Project "Mercury"

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 5, 1958

    On November 5, 1958, "Man In Space Soonest" was superseded by Project "Mercury", a civilian project run by NASA.


  • Biy-Myrza, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union (now Kyrgyzstan)
    Sunday Nov 16, 1958

    Sooronbay Jeenbekov

    Born

    Biy-Myrza, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union (now Kyrgyzstan)
    Sunday Nov 16, 1958

    Jeenbekov was born in Biy-Myrza, Osh Region on November 16, 1958. His father, Sharif, was a collective farm manager while his mother was a housewife.


  • Maffo, Contramaestre, Cuba
    Tuesday Dec 30, 1958

    Raúl Castro

    Capturing Maffo

    Maffo, Contramaestre, Cuba
    Tuesday Dec 30, 1958

    While Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos were operating in Santa Clara, Fidel and Raúl's army laid siege to Maffo, capturing it on 30 December. Their victorious army then headed to Santiago de Cuba, capital of Oriente province.


  • Cuba
    Wednesday Dec 31, 1958

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Batista Resigned and Fled into Exile

    Cuba
    Wednesday Dec 31, 1958

    Between December 1956 and 1959, Castro led a guerrilla army against the forces of Batista from his base camp in the Sierra Maestra mountains. Batista's repression of revolutionaries had earned him widespread unpopularity, and by 1958 his armies were in retreat. On 31 December 1958, Batista resigned and fled into exile, taking with him an amassed fortune of more than US$300,000,000.


  • Cuba
    Wednesday Dec 31, 1958

    Fidel Castro

    Batista's Escape

    Cuba
    Wednesday Dec 31, 1958

    Fearing Castro was a socialist, the U.S. instructed Cantillo to oust Batista. By this time the great majority of Cuban people had turned against the Batista regime. Ambassador to Cuba, E. T. Smith, who felt the whole CIA mission had become too close to the MR-26-7 movement, personally went to Batista and informed him that the US no longer would support him and felt he no longer could control the situation in Cuba. General Cantillo secretly agreed to a ceasefire with Castro, promising that Batista would be tried as a war criminal; however, Batista was warned, and fled into exile with over US$300,000,000 on 31 December 1958.


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