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Chronology of Events
The Year in Pictures
Awards and Honors
Entertainment News and Highlights Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army. Maria Callas caused a near riot on opening night at the Rome Opera. Westerns occupied four out of the top five places in the Nielsen ratings in 1958.
Sports News and Highlights Herb Elliott, Australian distance runner who set world records for the mile and 1,500 meters, was named Outstanding Male Athlete of 1958. Jimmy Bryan won the 500-mile Memorial Day race at the Indianapolis Speedway. The Yankees beat the Braves 4 games to 3 to win the World Series.
State Governors
U.S. Congress Members
World Leaders
Youth Accomplishments
4-Hers Present a Peace Pipe4-Hers Present a Peace Pipe Marvin FieldsMarvin Fields, Jr.
"Poster child" for the United Cerebral Palsy Association's 1958 fund drive.
Albert BigelowAlbert Bigelow
prepares for an April 1958 voyage to protest nuclear tests.
Modern Day DuelModern Day Duel
American Legion CommanderAmerican Legion Commander Moon LiteratureMoon Literature
Campaign DebateCampaign Debate Paul Egan Calls MoscowPaul Egan Calls Moscow
to ask Khruschev to "send over 24 Russian communists with guns" to put down his detractors.
Champion PoodleChampion Poodle Princess BirgittaA Princess Teaches Gymnastics
Conference of ExpertsConference of Experts
On July 1, 1958, a conference of experts convened at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. For six weeks scientists from East and West examined technical and scientific facts relating to the detection of nuclear tests.
Russian Old BelieversRussian Old Believers
Democratic Governors MeetDemocratic Governors Meet Sarah Churchill Gets ArrestedSarah Churchill Gets Arrested
Drive-Up for Sports CarsDrive-Up for Sports Cars Truck of TomorrowTruck of Tomorrow
The Golden RuleThe Golden Rule Annette Dionne gives birthTwo of the Dionne Girls Give Birth
Both CÚcile and Annette Dionne gave birth in 1958, in September and November, respectively.
Grasshopper InvasionGrasshopper Invasion
The largest grasshopper invasion since 1949 occurred in May 1958, covering more than 18 million acres in 17 western states.
Winnipeg BlizzardWinnipeg Blizzard
International Pancake Day RaceInternational Pancake Day Race
Mary Collingwood, a teacher, won the U.S. part of the International Pancake Day Race in Liberal, Kansas.
World's Oldest Man?World's Oldest Man?
Livestock ShowLivestock Show  

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