|Factorization||2 × 29|
|Divisors||1, 2, 29, 58|
In the NBA, the most points ever scored in a fourth quarter was 58 by the Buffalo Braves (at Boston Celtics), Oct. 20, 1972. The most points in a game by a rookie player: Wilt Chamberlain, 58: Philadelphia vs. Detroit, Jan. 25, 1960, and Philadelphia vs. New York Knicks, Feb. 21, 1960.
In MotoGP, 58 was the number of Marco Simoncelli who died in an accident at the Malaysian Round of the 2011 MotoGP season. MotoGP's governing body, the FIM, are considering to retire number 58 from use in MotoGP as they did before with the numbers 74 and 48 of Daijiro Kato and Shoya Tomizawa, respectively. The retirement, from all motorcycle racing classes, eventually occurred in 2016, joining Kato's 74, the 34 of inaugural MotoGP champion Kevin Schwantz and the 65 of Loris Capirossi.
Belief in the existence of 58 original sins by several civilizations native to Central America or South America caused the number to symbolize misfortune. Aztec oracles supposedly stumbled across the number an unnaturally high number of times before disaster fell. One famous recording of this, though largely discredited as mere folktale, concerned the oracle of Moctezuma II, who allegedly counted 58 pieces of gold scattered before a sacrificial pit the day prior to the arrival of Hernán Cortés.
In other fieldsEdit
- The code for international direct dial phone calls to Venezuela
- The number of usable cells on a Hexxagon game board
- Book: 58 Lonely Men: Southern Federal Judges and School Desegregation about 58 judges in the South during the Brown v. Board of Education decision
- The number of counties in California
- The minimum wind speed (mph) needed to issue a Severe Thunderstorm Warning
- The number of the French department Nièvre
- In the popular TV show SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick claims that "58 is like the luckiest number ever."
- 58 Minutes is a book by Walter Wager, on which the film Die Hard 2 was based
- I-58 was the name of one of the Type B3 submarines that fought in World War II
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