1958 in Belgium

Events in the year 1958 in Belgium.

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1958
in
Belgium

Decades:
See also:Other events of 1958
List of years in Belgium

IncumbentsEdit

MonarchBaudouin[1]
Prime MinisterAchille Van Acker (to 26 June); Gaston Eyskens (from 26 June)

EventsEdit

January
February
  • 3 February – Treaty creating Benelux Economic Union signed, to come into force 1 November 1960, providing for free movement of workers, capital, services, and goods between Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.[3]
March
April
May
June
July
September
  • 9 September – USS Skate (SSN-578) ceremonially welcomed in Zeebrugge after its Arctic mission.[2]: 906 
  • 25 September – Belgian government intervenes to reduce the price of Belgian coal, with 7,855,000 tonnes stockpiled but uncompetitively expensive on international markets.[2]: 906 
October
November
  • 6 November – Political agreement reached on post-war reforms to educational policy, ending a period of contention known as the "Second School War".
  • 28 November – Patrice Lumumba declares in Léopoldville that "Independence is not a gift of Belgium but a fundamental right of the Congolese people."[2]: 904 
December

PublicationsEdit

  • Léon Kochnitzky, Negro Art in the Belgian Congo (New York, Belgian Government Information Center)[6]

PerformancesEdit

May
June
August

FilmEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Baudouin I | king of Belgium". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Alain de Gueldre et al., Kroniek van België (Antwerp and Zaventem, 1987).
  3. ^ H.F. van Panhuys, L.J. Brinkhorst, and H.H. Maas (eds.), International Organisation and Integration (Deventer and Leyden, 1968), p. 978.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Gonzague Pluvinage, Expo 58: Between Utopia and Reality (Racine, 2008)
  5. ^ "The Nobel Peace Prize 1958".
  6. ^ "Negro Art in the Belgian Congo". New York, Belgian Government Information Center. 1958.