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 [email protected] 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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based on 42 reviews

Charlotte Sciarrino January 25 2022

Horrible experience. Never received the product and my husbands 50th birthday came and went. Can’t get a hold of anyone. At this point I need a refund

  • Historic Newspapers Team January 27 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    As we deal with over 3 million original newspapers in our Archive, dating back to the early 1900’s to present date, it is only when your newspaper is picked by a member of our Archive Team will we know the condition of that newspaper. We do try our best to repair the newspaper, however unfortunately on occasions this is just not possible and the paper becomes unfit for purpose and becomes unsellable.

    An email was sent to you advising of this information and unfortunately as we no longer had any available newspapers for your requested date, our only option was to cancel your order and process a full refund, which has been issued to you.

    Please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

    Kindest Regards
    The Historic Newspapers Team

Maria C. January 24 2022

Although the newspaper was a little expensive, it is exactly what I needed and in great condition. I am very happy with the product I received!

Suzanne Stillings January 24 2022

Excellent quality and prompt delivery.nVery happy with this product.

Erin Wood January 17 2022

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Karen Pascale January 16 2022

WRONG EDITION RECEIVED! I ordered a particular day's newspaper, and they sent me a "FINAL - SPORTS EXTRA" edition instead of the main edition. I had no idea they had more than one edition of that day's newspaper. I sent them a picture of the edition I wanted. Still no luck. And they won't refund my money unless I pay for shipping both ways.

  • Historic Newspapers Team January 25 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    As a personalized gift company, the personalization for an original newspaper is the requested date not the headline. As there are multiple editions of newspapers printed throughout the day, unfortunately we do not confirm which edition we have received, as this could vary from each day. As you have requested the New York Post for a certain day, this is what you have received.

    We do not hold the information on file that is printed within the newspapers, therefore if a customer is looking for a specific article/headline, then our research facility can be used and our Researcher will go into the Archive Center, look and confirm what you are looking for before an order is placed.

    As your order has been processed as requested, if you no longer wish to keep the newspaper received, it would need to be returned at the customer’s cost. Historic Newspapers will only cover the return costs only if there is a fault on our behalf.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenienced caused.

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    The Historic Newspapers Team

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Robert January 10 2022

The quality of the paper I got was everything I could have asked for.

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