1958 Newspapers

Over 10 years on after the war, the world was back on its feet. Our 1958 newspaper articles document a time of great change during this year, where some of history’s most memorable events took place. With over 4 million newspapers to choose from, you can select any period during this year. It’s remarkable looking back on history, particularly on the events that defined the decade.

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1958 Newspapers

1958 Newspaper Headlines Summary

What can you remember about 1958 newspaper headlines? A lot happened in this one year; Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments and Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductors release the Microchip, and the first Transatlantic passenger jetliner service was launched. Computer technology was on the rise, while the Explorer 2 Space Mission came to an end.

January 4, 1958
‘Sputnik 1’, which had been launched on 4th October 1957, falls to Earth from its orbit.

January 28, 1958 
Hall of Fame baseball player Roy Campanella is involved in an automobile accident that ends his career and leaves him paralyzed.

January 31, 1958 
The first successful American satellite, Explorer 1, is launched into orbit.

February 20, 1958
A test rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral.

February 28, 1958 
The worst school bus accident in U.S. history up to this date occurs in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, with 27 killed.

March 24, 1958
The American Army inducts Elvis Presley, transforming ‘The King Of Rock and Roll’ into U.S. Private #53310761.

March 26, 1958 
The 30th Academy Awards takes place, with The Bridge on the River Kwai winning 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

May 13, 1958 
During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard M. Nixon’s car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators.

June 7, 1958 
African-American rock musician Prince is born (d. 2016).

June 29, 1958
Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 to win the 1958 FIFA World Cup.

July 7, 1958 
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into United States law.

26th July 1958
The Queen of England gives her son, Charles, the title of Prince of Wales.

July 29, 1958 
The U.S. Congress formally creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

August 19, 1958 
Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.

August 29, 1958 
Michael Jackson is born (d. 2009).

28th October 1958
Pope John XXIII succeeds Pope Pius XII as the 261st pope.

December 28, 1958 
The 1958 NFL Championship Game takes place, with the Baltimore Colts beating the New York Giants 23–17 in overtime to win the NFL Championship.

Major news events of 1958 include the highs and lows of the decade, recorded by those who were there to witness the events as they unraveled. Front-page reprints or original newspapers are available for this year, meaning anyone with a keen sense of history can choose to have a major headline from this year, or an entire newspaper. If you want an exact newspaper on particular events or persons, you can contact research@historic-newspapers.co.uk for in-depth articles.

Newspapers bring the past into the present and with it a treasure trove of memories. For many, our 1958 newspaper headlines act as anchors to key moments in their own life, remembering where they were during the events and overflown by nostalgia.

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