What Happened in May 1958

  • Fulgencio Batista launches Operation Verano

    n May 1958, Batista launched Operation Verano aiming to crush Castro and other anti-government groups. It was called La Ofensiva ("The Offensive")... Read more

  • "Mon Oncle" Is Released

    Five years after his first appearance, Jacques Tati's M. Hulot returns with Mon Oncle, a film set along the dividing line between Paris' past and... Read more

  • "Gigi" Is Released

    Gigi is a 1958 American musical film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner is based on the 1944 novella of the same name... Read more

  • Ronald Prescott Reagan is Born

    Reagan grew up in Los Angeles and then Sacramento, while his father was Governor of California from 1967 to 1975. He has a sister, Patti Davis,... Read more