- Lana Turner's daughter, Cheryl, fatally stabs Johnny Stompanato, her mother's lover and a purported gangster.
- The first ever regular season baseball game is played in California on April 15th 1958.
- Egypt and Syria unite to form the United Arab Republic.
- Sputnik 1 falls out of orbit and onto Earth.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Today is my mom's birthday. And because she was born in one of my favorite decades, I decided to take a personal look back at 1958, the year she was born. I found several photographs in the LIFE photo archive that caught my eye. I also found that a whole lot of things happened that year, here are a few that I think are worth mentioning (in no particular order whatsoever):