1958 in Review

... or "What was it like in the old days?"

— Top Tunes —

All I Have To Do Is Dream • April Love • At the Hop • Catch a Falling Star • Don't • Get a Job • Hard Headed Woman • He's Got the Whole World in His Hands • I Beg of You • It's All in the Game • It's Only Make Believe • Little Star • Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) • Patricia • Poor Little Fool • Sugartime • Tequila • The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) • The Purple People Eater • To Know Him Is to Love Him • Tom Dooley • Twilight Time • Yakety Yak

— At the Movies —

12 Angry Men • A Hatful of Rain • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof • The Defiant Ones • Gigi • Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison • Peyton Place • Raintree County • Sayonara • The Bridge on the River Kwai • The Three Faces of Eve • Wild Is the Wind • Vertigo • Witness for the Prosecution

— On TV —

77 Sunset Strip • Alfred Hitchcock Presents • The Bob Cummings Show • Dinah Shore Chevy Show • The Donna Reed Show • Edward R. Murrow
Father Knows Best • Gunsmoke • Omnibus • Peter Gunn • Phil Silvers Show • Playhouse 90 • Rifleman • Seahunt • Sid Caesar's Hour • The Jack Benny Show

— News & Events —

Eurpoean Common Market Launched • Supreme Court Ordered School Integration in Little Rock, Arkansas • Nikita Khrushchev became Premier of the USSR • Army successfully lanuched the first US satellite - Explorer 1 • Price of a 1st Class postage stamp rose to 4¢ after 26-years at 3¢ • Yankees best the Braves in the World Series • Elvis Presley is inducted into the Army • BOAC launched first trans-Atlantic jet service - New York to London • Truman Capote published "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

— In Grand Haven —

Pedestrian mall developed on Washington Street between 1st and 2rd • Addison-Baltz department store taken over by Steketee's • Grand Transformers set up shop, becoming the city's newest employer • The last passenger departed from the Grand Trunk railroad depot at the foot of Washinigton St, marking an end an era • A new section of the US-31 expressway opened between Ferrysburg and US-16, Muskegon's Seaway Drive • Gus Cohrs retired after coaching basketball and teaching at GHHS for 35-years.

— Other Stuff —

Sack dresses • Hula hoops • Jerry Lee Lewis (a.k.a. "Killer") married his 13-year old cousin • New cars were loaded with chrome • Elvis' mother died and is buried on August 16th; Elvis dies on the same day 16-years later • large eggs were 52¢ a loaf of bread was 18¢ chicken breasts were 29¢ a pound • 1958 Arrivals: Madonna, Alec Baldwin, Prince, Drew Carey, Ronald "Ron" Reagan, and Sharon Stone