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Movie history events from 1958

Biff Tannen wins money on his first horse-race, aged, 21 - in one timeline. (Back to the Future Part II)

Noah McManus sees three mobsters murder his father. With the help of his friend Louie, he gets revenge by killing those mobsters. He continues killing more. (New York City) (The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day)

The Confederate States Department of Education produce the information video series 'Why We Fought' (C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)

Christine chomps off hand of assembly plant worker with her hood and kills a supervisor. (Detroit, Michigan) (Christine)

The Dodgers move away from Brooklyn and become the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Field of Dreams)

Attempt on Michael Corleone's life; Tom Hagen takes temporary control of the Corleones. (The Godfather: Part II)

Edna Buxton, originally slated to sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" at the McMartin Singing competition, sings "Hey There" instead. She wins the competition. (Pennsylvania) (Grace of My Heart)

Hitler actually dies, World War II actually ends. (Hellboy)

Mark Kelly is born. (New York City, New York) (Kick-Ass 2)

The Village Folk Ensemble are formed by Chuck Wiseman, George Menschell, Bill Wayburn, Fred Knox and Ramblin' Sandy Pitnick. (Greenwich Village, New York) (A Mighty Wind)

George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney are photographed. (Liverpool, England) (Nowhere Boy)

Bill Lumbergh is born (Office Space)

David and Jennifer arrive in the fictional world of Pleasantville, and slowly change it from black-and=white to colour. (Pleasantville)

Modern teens unleash the vengeful spirit of a disfigured boy who was murdered by teens in 1958. (United States) (Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings)

Paul Stallberg is born. (Saw)

Cheryl Melhoff is born. (New York City, New York) (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Dedication of Weather Vane. (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)

The Defiant Ones is released. (Six Degrees of Separation)

Smurfs are first documented by the Belgian Pierre Culliford, also known as Peyo. (The Smurfs)

An extraterrestrial crashes on Earth. (Super 8)

Future police officer Marty MacGuire is born. (Boston, Massachusetts) (The Town)

Johnny Cash duets with June Carter for the first time. (Wheeling, WV) (Walk the Line)

Thursday 2nd January: Maria Callas walks off after the first act of a gala performance of Bellini's "Norma" claiming illness. (Rome, Italy) (Callas Forever)

Thursday 23rd January: Emilio Lopez, illegitimate son of Preston Blake and Consuela Lopez, is born. (New York City, New York) (Mr. Deeds)

Tuesday 28th January: Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate, kill a Nebraskan businessman, his wife and their maid, as part of a murderous crime spree that began a week earlier and would leave 10 people dead. (Starkweather)

Thursday 6th February: Paul McCartney introduces George Harrison to John Lennon. (Liverpool, England) (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Sunday 23rd February: Scott Hayward receives a vast oil field on his 18th birthday from his oil baron father, Duster Hayward. (Texas, USA) (Clambake)

March: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

March: George Harrison joins The Quarrymen. (Liverpool, England) (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Sunday 23rd March: Sidney Barringer attempts suicide by jumping off his apartment, but is killed by a passing bullet fired by his mother 3 stories below. (Los Angeles) (Magnolia)

Wednesday 26th March: In one timeline, Biff Tannen wins his first million on a horse race. (Back to the Future Part II)

April: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

Friday 4th April: Johnny Stompanato stabbed by Lana Turner's 14 year-old daughter on Academy Awards night, as Lana is nominated for Peyton Place. (Los Angeles) (LA Confidential)

May: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

Tuesday 13th May: Richard Nixon's car is attacked by an angry crowd and nearly overturned. (Caracas, Venezuela) (Nixon)

June: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

Friday 6th June: Roswell Daily Gazette contains the headline "RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region". (Race to Witch Mountain)

Friday 13th June: Two Camp Crystal Lake counselors are mysteriously murdered. (Friday the 13th)

Monday 23rd June: Life magazine headline: "AT HOME WITH JANE MANSFIELD." (New York City, New York) (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

July: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

July: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

July: A flesh eating mass from another world is stopped by a group of teenagers. (Phoenixville, Pa.) (The Blob)

Monday 14th July: A drive-in screening The Ten Commandments (1956) is featured on the cover of Life magazine. (New York City, New York) (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Tuesday 15th July: John Lennon's mother is struck by a car and killed. (Liverpool, England) (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Tuesday 15th July: John Lennon's mom gets hit by a car while he sings at Paul McCartney's house. (Liverpool, England) (Nowhere Boy)

Sunday 20th July: Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts goes off the air. (Sweet Dreams)

August: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

September: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

Wednesday 3rd September: Alice is abducted from her home and chained up in a farmhouse. (The Ward)

Friday 26th September: Darby Crash, future founder and frontman for the punk rock band The Germs, is born Jan Paul Beahm in Los Angeles, California. (Los Angeles, California) (What We Do Is Secret)

Wednesday 8th October: At last was on the radio when bud and the girl are going to the lake. Etta James didn't sing that until 1960 (Pleasantville)

Saturday 25th October: Radio-Television News Directors Association's Salute to Edward R Murrow. (Good Night, and Good Luck)

November: Thunderhead's cape snags on a missile. (The Incredibles)

November: Alice escapes and burns the farmhouse to the ground. She is traumatized and starts creating multiple personalities. (The Ward)

Monday 8th December: Tris Speaker dies. (Lake Whitney, Texas) (The Babe)


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