1958 in Northern Ireland
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- 6 February - Jackie Blanchflower, who has been capped 12 times for the Northern Ireland national football team, survives the Munich air disaster involving Manchester United on the return flight from a European Cup tie in Yugoslavia. Jackie, the younger brother of Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Blanchflower, has won two league champions in England with Manchester United since his debut for them in 1951, but his injuries are severe and it is doubtful whether he will play football again.
- 18 March - Taoiseach Éamon de Valera says he would be willing to have talks with the government of Northern Ireland on wider economic co-operation.
- 25 October - Northern Ireland-built Short SC.1 experimental VTOL aircraft makes its first free vertical flight.
Arts and literature
- 1 July - Release of the film A Night to Remember (about the sinking of the Titanic) produced by William MacQuitty.
- FIFA World Cup
- 21 February - Jake Burns, singer and guitarist.
- 25 March - Margaret Ritchie, SDLP MLA.
- 2 May - Jim Harvey, footballer and football manager.
- 1 August - Adrian Dunbar, actor.
- 13 August - Feargal Sharkey, former lead singer of The Undertones.
- 20 August - Nigel Dodds, MP, Democratic Unionist Party member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
- 20 October - Dave Finlay, professional wrestler..
- 4 November - Pat Ramsey, SDLP MLA and former Mayor of Derry.
- November - Bernadette Sands McKevitt, former leading member of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement.
- Brendan Cleary, poet.
- Davy Francis, cartoonist.
- Jim Gray, former Ulster Defence Association leader in East Belfast (died 2005).
- Andre Stitt, performance artist.
- 24 August - Paul Henry, artist (born 1876).
- 2 December - Alan McKibbin, businessman and Ulster Unionist Party MP (born 1892).