Take a fast paced walk down memory lane

1958 Trivia compiled by Ted Yates













Compiled by Ted Yates

TV Shows which made their debut in 1958 included The Donna Reed Show,Rifleman,  Seahunt,  77 Sunset Strip, and Peter Gunn.

Rock singer Jerry Lee Lewis married his 13 year old cousin, causing a scandal.

The Sack Dress debuts and Hula Hoops are the rage.


Elvis Presley reported to local draft board 86 in Memphis.


1958s most successful movies included Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Vertigo, The Defiant Ones, Gigi, South Pacific, and Inn Of The Sixth Happiness.

U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower sent 50,000 troops to Beirut to protect the Lebanese Government against a possible coup.

Charles De Gaulle became the new French President.

The Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 to win the Stanley Cup.

The New York Yankees won the World Series by defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 4 games to 3.

On August 14th, Elvis Presleys mother Gladys died at the age of 46 of a heart attack, complicated by hepititis. She is buried on August 16th, the date on which Elvis will die 19 years later.

The Burlington Bay Skyway, linking Hamilton and Burlington Ontario, officially opened.

Music artists who had their first hit in 1958 included Bobby Darin, Connie Francis, Neil Sedaka, The Kingston Trio, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Duane Eddy.

Notable people we lost in 1958 included Tyrone Power, Chuck Willis, Mike Todd, Christian Dior and Ronald Colman.

The Demerit Point System for driving licenses was introduced.

The Hockey Hall of Fame opened at the CNE and Maurice Rocket Richard won the Lou Marsh Trophy for Canadian Male Athlete of the year.

The Ontario Barbers Association votes to raise the price of haircuts from $1.00 to $1.25.

Production of the Avro Arrow was cancelled by the Canadian Government.

Heres some 1958 price checks; large eggs 52 cents a dozen, bread was 18 cents a loaf and chicken breasts were 29 cents a pound.