What Happened in Oct 1958

  • "La Bamba" Is Released

    "La Bamba" is a folk song, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a top 40 hit in the the U.S. charts and one of early rock and... Read more

  • 1958 World Series

    The 1958 World Series was a rematch of the 1957 Series, with the New York Yankees beating the defending champion Milwaukee Braves in seven games... Read more

  • "Ashes And Diamonds" Is Released

    Ashes and Diamonds (Polish: Popiół i diament) is a 1958 Polish film directed by Andrzej Wajda, based on the novel by Polish writer Jerzy... Read more

  • Pope Pius XII dies

    The last years of the pontificate of Pius XII began in late 1954 with a long illness, during which he considered abdication. Afterwards, changes in... Read more

  • Navy Plane Crashes in Newfoundland

    US NAVY SQUADRON: AEWRON FIFTEEN (VW-15) AIRCRAFT: WV-2, BuNo 141294, LOCATION: NAS Argentia, Newfoundland. EVENT: Navy aircraft 141294 crashed... Read more

  • The Southern Cloud's Crash Site is Discovered

    The wreckage was not discovered until October 1958 and the fate of the aircraft, its crew and passengers ascertained. The loss of the "Southern... Read more

  • Angelo Roncalli (John XXIII) elected Pope

    Blessed Pope John XXIII (Latin: Ioannes PP. XXIII; Italian: Giovanni XXIII), born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (25 November, 1881 – 3 June, 1963),... Read more