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Headlines From 1958 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1958 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1958 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1958 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1958 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1958 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1958 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1958 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1958 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1958 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1958 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
4th January 1958‘Sputnik 1’, which had been launched on 4th October 1957, falls to Earth from its orbit.
6th February 1958Twenty-three people are killed in the Munich air disaster , including eight Manchester United football players.
23rd February 1958Cuban rebels kidnap five-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio, releasing him twenty-eight hours later. Fangio becomes good friends with his captors.
2nd March 1958A British team led by Sir Vivian Fuchs completes the first crossing of the Antarctic, in Snow-cat caterpillar tractors and dogsled teams. Their journey takes just ninety-nine days in total.
24th March 1958The American Army inducts Elvis Presley, transforming ‘The King Of Rock and Roll’ into U.S. Private #53310761.
4-7th April 1958Demonstrators demand that nuclear weapons are banned in the first protest march for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. The march begins in Hyde Park and finishes in Aldermaston, Berkshire.
18th May 1958An ‘F-104 Starfighter’ sets a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph (2,259.82 km/h).
29th June 1958Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 to win the 1958 FIFA World Cup.
10th July 1958The first parking meters are installed in Britain.
17th July 1958British paratroopers arrive in Jordan; King Hussein had asked for help against pressure from Iraq.
24th July 1958The first life peerage is created in Britain.
26th July 1958The Queen gives her son, Charles, the title of Prince of Wales.
30th August 1958Riots between blacks and whites begin in Notting Hill. They continue until 1st September.
1st September 1958The first Cod War begins between the United Kingdom and Iceland.
28th October 1958Pope John XXIII succeeds Pope Pius XII as the 261st pope.
5th December 1958Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by the Queen, when she dials a call from Bristol to Edinburgh and speaks to the Lord Provost.
5th December 1958The United Kingdom's first motorway, The Preston bypass, opens to traffic for the first time. This stretch is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.
21st December 1958General Charles de Gaulle is elected president of France with 78.5% of the votes.
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A Newspaper From 1958

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