1958 in Wales
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|1958 in Wales|
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|1958 in: The United Kingdom • Ireland • Scotland|
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- Prince of Wales – The Prince Charles (from 26 July creation onwards)
- Princess of Wales – vacant
- Archbishop of Wales – Edwin Morris, Bishop of Monmouth
- Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales – William Morris
- 18 January - Nigel Birch resigns as Economic Secretary to the Treasury.
- 5 February - The Wales national football team qualifies for this summer's World Cup in Sweden under the management of Jimmy Murphy.
- 6 February - Manchester United, the English league champions where Jimmy Murphy is also assistant manager, are involved in a plane crash in Munich, West Germany, on the journey home from a European Cup tie in Yugoslavia. Seven United players are among the 21 people who die, but among the survivors is Swansea born winger Kenny Morgans.
- 25 February - The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is launched by Bertrand Russell.
- 6 May - Murderer Vivian Teed is hanged by Robert Leslie Stewart in Swansea Prison - the last execution to take place in Wales.
- 19 June - Wales are knocked out of the World Cup in the quarter-finals, losing to Brazil.
- 26 July - At the Empire Games in Cardiff, the Queen announces that her son, The Prince Charles, is to be created Prince of Wales.
- 6 August - Daniel Granville West becomes the first Welsh life peer.
- 13 December - New road bridge across the River Conway at Conway supersedes Telford's suspension bridge.
- Huw T. Edwards leaves the Labour Party for Plaid Cymru in protest at the decision to flood the Tryweryn valley.
- Regional postage stamps of Great Britain are first issued.
Arts and literature
- National Eisteddfod of Wales (held in Ebbw Vale)
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Chair - T. Llew Jones
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Crown - Llew Jones
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Prose Medal - Edward Cynolwyn Pugh
- Tom Beynon - Howell Harris, Reformer and Soldier
- Brenda Chamberlain - The Green Heart
- Aneirin Talfan Davies - Englynion a Chywyddau
- Islwyn Ffowc Elis - Blas y Cynfyd
- Paul Ferris - A Changed Man
- Cyril Fox - Pattern and purpose: a study of early Celtic art in Britain
- Peter George - Red Alert
- Emyr Humphreys - A Toy Epic
- Bobi Jones - Nid yw Dwr yn Plygu
- D. Gwenallt Jones - Cofiant Idwal Jones
- T. Llew Jones - Trysor Plas y wernen and Merched y môr a chwedlau eraill
- Bertrand Russell - Understanding History and Other Essays
- Ernest Llwyd Williams - Crwydro Sir Benfro
- Raymond Williams - Culture and Society
- Saunders Lewis - Brad
- Richard Burton stars in the film version of Look Back in Anger.
- Ronald Lewis co-stars in The Wind Cannot Read.
- In order to broadcast the British Empire and Commonwealth Games from Cardiff, a broadcasting centre is set up on the bank of the River Taff, near Cardiff Arms Park.
- Commercial TV becomes available in Wales, broadcasting some Welsh-language programmes, such as Amser Te.
- Gwlad y Gân / Land of Song, with Ivor Emmanuel and Sian Hopkins
- British Empire and Commonwealth Games (held in Cardiff):
- Wales's only gold medal is won by Howard Winstone in the bantamweight boxing competition.
- Silver medals are won by: John Merriman (6 miles), Malcolm Collins (featherweight boxing), and Robert Higgins (light-heavyweight boxing).
- Due to being on National Service in the British Army, Swansea fighter Brian Curvis competed in the games for England, winning a bronze medal at welterweight.
- Football - Wales reaches the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
- Gymnastics - Margaret Neale of Cardiff is the British Women's Champion for the second year running.
- BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year - Howard Winstone
- 4 January - Gary Jones, actor
- 2 March - Ian Woosnam, golfer
- 30 April - Claire Curtis-Thomas, politician
- 3 July - Siân Lloyd, television presenter
- 18 July - Chris Ruane, politician
- 19 July - Angharad Tomos, author
- 3 September (in Totnes) - Tamsin Dunwoody, politician
- 4 October - Anneka Rice, television presenter
- 24 November - Robin Llywelyn, novelist
- date unknown - Caryl Parry Jones, singer
- 31 January - Edgar Long, Wales international rugby player
- 1 February - Ernest Jones, psychoanalyst, 79
- 6 February - Charles Langbridge Morgan, novelist and dramatist, 64
- 3 April - John Strand-Jones, Wales international rugby union player
- 19 April - Billy Meredith, footballer, 83
- 18 July - Ernie Jenkins, Wales international rugby player, 77
- 20 July - Margaret Haig Thomas, Viscountess Rhondda, political campaigner and businesswoman, 75
- 29 August - Harry Beadles, international footballer, 60
- 25 September - Henry Arthur Evans, politician, 60
- 9 October - Sven Hansen, ship-owner, 82
- 30 October - Tommy Vile, Welsh international rugby player, 76
- 4 November - Dick Jones, Welsh international rugby player, 78
- 28 November (in Manchester) - Gareth Jones, actor, 33
- date unknown - Ivor Lewis, Welsh-Canadian artist, 76