Look what happened the 1958.

The European Economic Community is established. (1. January 1958)

The West Indies Federation is formed. (3. January 1958)

Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from orbit. (4. January 1958)

The Moroccan Army of Liberation ambushes a Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera. (13. January 1958)

Willie O'Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins. (18. January 1958)

The last Fokker C.X in military service, the Finnish Air Force FK-111 target tower, crashes, killing the pilot and winch-operator. (21. January 1958)

After a general uprising and rioting in the streets, President Marcos Pérez Jiménez leaves Venezuela. (23. January 1958)

Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsizes off southern Awaji Island, Japan, 167 killed. (26. January 1958)

The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today. (28. January 1958)

The last episode of the British radio comedy programme The Goon Show is broadcast. (28. January 1958)

Explorer program: Explorer 1 – The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit. (31. January 1958)

James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt. (31. January 1958)

Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community. (3. February 1958)

Gamel Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic. (5. February 1958)

A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered. (5. February 1958)

Eight Manchester United F.C. players and 15 other passengers are killed in the Munich air disaster. (6. February 1958)

The peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom. (21. February 1958)

Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic. (22. February 1958)

Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time world F1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio. (23. February 1958)

A school bus in Floyd County, Kentucky hits a wrecker truck and plunges down an embankment into the rain-swollen Levisa Fork River. The driver and 26 children die in what remains one of the worst school bus accidents in U.S. history. (28. February 1958)

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