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  In The Year...
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
Albert BigelowAlbert Bigelow prepares for an April 1958 voyage to protest nuclear tests.
American Legion CommanderAmerican Legion Commander
Campaign DebateCampaign Debate
Champion PoodleChampion Poodle
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.
Democratic Governors MeetDemocratic Governors Meet
Drive-Up for Sports CarsDrive-Up for Sports Cars
The Golden RuleThe Golden Rule
Grasshopper InvasionGrasshopper Invasion The largest grasshopper invasion since 1949 occurred in May 1958, covering more than 18 million acres in 17 western states.
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.
Livestock ShowLivestock Show
Marvin FieldsMarvin Fields, Jr. "Poster child" for the United Cerebral Palsy Association's 1958 fund drive.
Modern Day DuelModern Day Duel
Moon LiteratureMoon Literature
Paul Egan Calls MoscowPaul Egan Calls Moscow to ask Khruschev to "send over 24 Russian communists with guns" to put down his detractors.
Princess BirgittaA Princess Teaches Gymnastics
Russian Old BelieversRussian Old Believers
Sarah Churchill Gets ArrestedSarah Churchill Gets Arrested
Truck of TomorrowTruck of Tomorrow
Annette Dionne gives birthTwo of the Dionne Girls Give Birth Both CÚcile and Annette Dionne gave birth in 1958, in September and November, respectively.
Winnipeg BlizzardWinnipeg Blizzard
World's Oldest Man?World's Oldest Man?
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