1958 in the United States

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Events from the year 1958 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal government[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

January 31: Explorer 1, the first U.S. satellite

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

July 29: NASA established
September 23: The Spirit of Detroit statue is dedicated in Detroit, Michigan.

October–December[edit]

Undated[edit]

  • Based on birth rates (per 1,000 population), the post-war baby boom ends in the United States as an 11-year decline in the birth rate begins (the longest on record in that country).
  • Illinois observes the centennial of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.
  • The United Kingdom, Soviet Union, and the U.S. agree to stop testing atomic bombs for 3 years.
  • Robert Frank publishes his photographic essay The Americans (in Paris)

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prestonsburg School Bus Disaster". KY National Guard eMuseum. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 

External links[edit]