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1958

1958 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1958
MCMLVIII
Ab urbe condita2711
Armenian calendar1407
Assyrian calendar6708
Bahá'í calendar114-115
Balinese saka calendar1879-1880
Bengali calendar1365
Berber calendar2908
British Regnal yearEliz. 2 - 7 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2502
Burmese calendar1320
Byzantine calendar7466-7467
Chinese calendar? (Fire Rooster)
4654 or 4594
    -- to --
(Earth Dog)
4655 or 4595
Coptic calendar1674-1675
Discordian calendar3124
Ethiopian calendar1950-1951
Hebrew calendar5718-5719
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2014-2015
 - Shaka Samvat1879-1880
 - Kali Yuga5058-5059
Holocene calendar11958
Igbo calendar958-959
Iranian calendar1336-1337
Islamic calendar1377-1378
Japanese calendarSh?wa 33
(33?)
Javanese calendar1889-1890
Juche calendar47
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4291
Minguo calendarROC 47
47?
Nanakshahi calendar490
Thai solar calendar2501
Tibetan calendar?
(female Fire-Rooster)
2084 or 1703 or 931
    -- to --
?
(male Earth-Dog)
2085 or 1704 or 932

1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1958th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 958th year of the 2nd millennium, the 58th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1950s decade.

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  • December 1
  • December 5
  • December 9 - The right-wing John Birch Society is founded in the United States by Robert W. Welch Jr., a retired candy manufacturer.
  • December 14 - The 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first ever to reach the Southern Pole of Inaccessibility.
  • December 15 - Arthur L. Schawlow and Charles H. Townes of Bell Laboratories publish a paper in Physical Review Letters setting out the principles of the optical laser. "The Research Frontier". Air University Quarterly Review. U.S. Air University (October): 113. 1961.</ref>
  • December 16
  • December 18
  • December 19 - A message from U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower is broadcast from the SCORE satellite.
  • December 21 - General Charles de Gaulle is elected president of France with 78.5% of the votes.
  • December 24 - 1958 BOAC Bristol Britannia crash: A BOAC Bristol Britannia (312 G-AOVD) crashes near Winkton, England, during a test flight, killing nine people. Three crew members survive.[33]
  • December 28 - In American football, the Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants 23-17 to win the NFL Championship Game, the first to go into sudden death overtime and "The Greatest Game Ever Played".[34]
  • December 29 - Rebel troops under Che Guevara begin to invade Santa Clara, Cuba.[35]
  • December 30 - The Guatemalan Air Force fires on Mexican fishing boats which had strayed into Guatemalan territory, triggering the Mexico-Guatemala conflict.
  • December 31
    • Tallies reveal that, for the first time, the total of passengers carried by air this year exceeds the total carried by sea in transatlantic service.
    • Fulgencio Batista resigns as President of Cuba.

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