The UK in the 20th Century: 1958

Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1958?

The Manchester United team suffer this catastrophe on their way back from a European Cup tie in Belgrade.6th February
The government announces plans to close the 300 year old dockyards at this Kent town.20th February
Bertrand Russell launches this organisation, which sets itself against nuclear weapons.25th February
Sir Vivian Fuchs leads a British team to the first crossing of this continent, in 99 days.2nd March
This BBC organisation is set up to provide sound effects for its radio shows.1st April
The Life Peerages Act allows for women to sit in this Parliamentary body for the first time.30th April
This Bolton Wanderers striker scores both goals as they win the FA Cup for a fourth time with a 2-0 victory over Manchester United.3rd May
This youth awards programme, rewarding adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises, is presented for the first time at Buckingham Palace.4th June
The Queen officially reopens this London airport.9th June
These devices, used to collect payment in return for the right to leave one's car in a particular area, are first installed in the UK.10th July
British paratroopers arrive in this Middle Eastern country after King Hussein asked for help against pressure from Iraq.17th July
Cardiff hosts this interntional sports event.18th-26th July
This musician's debut single ''Move It'' is released, and reaches No. 2 in the charts; it is regarded as being one of the first authentic rock and roll songs from outside the USA29th August
The first of these ''wars'' between the UK and Iceland breaks out.1st September
The soveriegnty of this festive island is transferred from the UK to Australia.1st October
This long-running BBC sports programme airs for the first time.11th October
This Michael Bond-created ursine from Peru features in his first story.13th October
This long-running BBC children's TV show airs for the first time.16th October
This man sets the world water speed record, at 248.62 mph.10th November
The first exhibition in the world of these electronic items is held at Earl's Court.24th November
Harold Macmillan opens this road, Britain's first motorway.1st December
Subscriber Trunk Dialling is inaugurated by the Queen when she makes a call from Bristol to this Scottish city.5th December
Frederick Sanger wins his first Nobel Prize in Chemistry, ''for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of ____''.10th December
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