The citizens of Munich hold the first Oktoberfest.
A race riot occurs on the United States Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam.
The Ten Years’ War begins against Spanish rule in Cuba.
The Phantom of the Opera, eventually the second longest running musical in London, opens at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to nearly 900.
The 1958 Pakistani coup d’état inaugurates a prolonged period of military rule.
In England the Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead leads to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
President Truman makes the first televised Oval Office address.
WikiLeaks is launched.
The O. J. Simpson murder case ended with a verdict of not guilty.