1958 in sports

1958 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
Years: 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961

American footballEdit

Artistic gymnasticsEdit

Association footballEdit

FIFA World CupEdit

EuropeEdit

EnglandEdit

AthleticsEdit

Australian rules footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

  • December 10 – Light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore is knocked down three times in the first round and once more in the fifth round by Yvon Durelle but Moore held on to come back to knock out Durelle in the 11th round.

Canadian footballEdit

CyclingEdit

Figure skatingEdit

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racingEdit

Horse racingEdit

  • Tim Tam, who had won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, fractured a sesamoid bone and lost his chance for the Triple Crown when he hobbled across the finish line in second place at the Belmont Stakes.

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockeyEdit

MotorsportEdit

PétanqueEdit

  • The sport's international federation is founded in Marseille

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

SkiingEdit

SwimmingEdit

  • June 29 – US swimmer Nancy Ramey sets the first official world record in the women's 200m butterfly at a meet in Los Angeles, clocking 2:40.5.
  • September 13 – Tineke Lagerberg from the Netherlands takes over the world record in the women's 200m butterfly during a meet in Naarden, the Netherlands – 2:38.9.

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

Yacht racingEdit

Multi-sport eventsEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit