Radio Hits of 1958

1958 Sports

World Series Champions: New York Yankees
NFL Champions: Baltimore Colts
NBA Champions: St. Louis Hawks
Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf: Tommy Bolt
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies): Ashley J. Cooper/Althea Gibson
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Ashley J. Cooper/Althea Gibson
NCAA Football Champions: Iowa & LSU
NCAA Basketball Champions: Kentucky
Kentucky Derby: Tim Tam

Fashion Icons:

Elizabeth Taylor, Annette Funicello, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Kim Novak, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Doris Day, Lana Turner.

Other Facts

The American Express card was introduced in 1958.
Commercial domestic jet airline service opened between New York and Miami.
Jerry Lee Lewis married his 13 year old 2nd cousin.
DJ Alan Freed, inventor of the term "Rock and Roll" was accused of being paid to promote specific shows on his popular radio and live shows. His career ended with his street cred in the PAYOLA scandal.
Lana Turner's daughter, Cheryl, saw her mother being beaten by boyfriend Johnny Stompanato, and killed him with a kitchen knife. Some people think that Lana actually did the self-defensive killing.
The toy company Wham-O introduced the Hula Hoop which grew in popularity during the summer.
Kitchens were smelling a lot cleaner thanks to the introduction of Mr. Clean in 1958. In 1998 People Magazine called Mr. Clean "one of the sexiest men alive."
Music producer Phil Spector's high-school band's first record, "To Know Him is to Love Him" rose to number one on the charts.
Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Charles de Gaulle
Miss America: Marilyn Van Derbur (Denver, CO)
Miss USA: Eurlyne Howell (Louisiana)
Most Popular Christmas Gifts: LEGOs, Skateboards, Beat the Clock Game , Crayola Crayons '64' with built-in sharpener*, Concentration TV Game home version, Hula Hoop.
What Was On TV:
Gunsmoke (CBS), Wagon Train (NBC), Have Gun Will Travel (CBS), The Rifleman (ABC), The Danny Thomas Show (CBS), Maverick (ABC), Tales of Wells Fargo (NBC), The Real McCoys (ABC), I've Got a Secret (CBS), The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (ABC).


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Born In 1958

Michael Jackson

Ellen Degeneres


Jamie Lee Curtis


Sharon Stone

Jools Holland

Tanya Tucker

Jeff Foxworthy

Alan Jackson

Belinda Carlisle

Holly Hunter

Wade Boggs

Drew Carey

Kevin Bacon

Alec Baldwin