Concept

1958 in the United Kingdom

Summary
Events from the year 1958 in the United Kingdom. Incumbents
  • Monarch – Elizabeth II
  • Prime Minister – Harold Macmillan (Conservative) *Parliament – 41st
Events
  • 6 January – Chancellor of the Exchequer Peter Thorneycroft together with junior Treasury Ministers Enoch Powell and Nigel Birch resign over Cabinet opposition to spending cuts, an event dismissed to the Press the following day by the Prime Minister as "little local difficulties".
  • 14 January – TWW, the ITV franchise for South Wales and the West of England goes on the air.
  • 6 February – the Manchester United F.C. team plane flying back from a European Cup tie in Belgrade crashes on take-off after refuelling at Munich Airport in West Germany. 21 of the 44 people on board are killed. Seven of them are Manchester United players: captain and left-back Roger Byrne (aged 28), centre-half Mark Jones (aged 24), right-half Eddie Colman (aged 21), centre-forward Tommy Taylor (aged 26), full-back Geoff Bent (aged
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