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.
The year 1958 in film in the US involved some significant events, including the hit musicals South Pacific and Gigi, the latter of which won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
April – Unemployment in Detroit reaches 20%, marking the height of the Recession of 1958 in the United States. April 15 – The San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8–0 at San Francisco 's Seals Stadium , in the first Major League Baseball regular-season game ever played in California .
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Ansiktet (lit. Swedish: "The Face"), also released as The Magician, is a 1958 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman starring Max von Sydow and Ingrid Thulin. The plot follows a traveling magician named Albert Vogler, whose allegedly supernatural live shows are challenged by the skeptical population of a small village.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Key is a 1958 British-American war film set in 1941 during the Battle of the Atlantic. It was based on the 1951 novel Stella by Jan de Hartog (later republished as The Distant Shore and The Key) and was directed by Sir Carol Reed. William Holden, Sophia Loren and Trevor Howard starred in the production.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Party Girl is a 1958 American film noir directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse and Lee J. Cobb. Filmed in CinemaScope, it was the last film Charisse did for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the next-to-last film Taylor did for the studio; they were MGM's last two contract stars.
The Fly is a 1958 American science fiction–horror film produced and directed by Kurt Neumann and starring David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price and Herbert Marshall. The screenplay by James Clavell was based on the 1957 short story of the same name by George Langelaan .
Touch of Evil is a 1958 American film noir written and directed by Orson Welles, who also stars in the film. The screenplay was loosely based on the contemporary Whit Masterson novel Badge of Evil (1956). The cast included Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff and Marlene Dietrich.
16 april – W. Kerr Scott, amerikansk politiker, senator 1954–1958. 20 maj – Frédéric François-Marsal, fransk politiker, Frankrikes tillförordnade president 11–13 juni 1924. 29 maj – Juan Ramón Jiménez, spansk författare. 16 juni – Imre Nagy, ungersk politiker (avrättad). 14 juli – Faisal II, irakisk kung 1939–1958 (mördad).