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1958
CONTENTS

Chronology of Events

The Year in Pictures

Awards and Honors

Deaths

Disasters

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 Pipe
4-Hers Present a Peace Pipe

Albert Bigelow
Albert Bigelow
prepares for an April 1958 voyage to protest nuclear tests.

American Legion Commander
American Legion Commander

Campaign Debate
Campaign Debate

Champion Poodle
Champion Poodle

Conference of Experts
Conference 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.

Democratic Governors Meet
Democratic Governors Meet

Drive-Up for Sports Cars
Drive-Up for Sports Cars

The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule

Grasshopper Invasion
Grasshopper Invasion
The largest grasshopper invasion since 1949 occurred in May 1958, covering more than 18 million acres in 17 western states.

International Pancake Day Race
International Pancake Day Race
Mary Collingwood, a teacher, won the U.S. part of the International Pancake Day Race in Liberal, Kansas.

Livestock Show
Livestock Show

Marvin Fields
Marvin Fields, Jr.
"Poster child" for the United Cerebral Palsy Association's 1958 fund drive.

Modern Day Duel
Modern Day Duel

Moon Literature
Moon Literature

Paul Egan Calls Moscow
Paul Egan Calls Moscow
to ask Khruschev to "send over 24 Russian communists with guns" to put down his detractors.

Princess Birgitta
A Princess Teaches Gymnastics

Russian Old Believers
Russian Old Believers

Sarah Churchill Gets Arrested
Sarah Churchill Gets Arrested

Truck of Tomorrow
Truck of Tomorrow

Annette Dionne gives birth
Two of the Dionne Girls Give Birth
Both CÚcile and Annette Dionne gave birth in 1958, in September and November, respectively.

Winnipeg Blizzard
Winnipeg Blizzard

World's Oldest Man?
World's Oldest Man?

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