|Timeline for 1958|
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- The Doctor visited Professor Chronotis at St. Cedd's College, Cambridge. Accounts existed for both the Doctor's fourth and eighth incarnations having this encounter. (DW: Shada; WC: Shada) There was also an account suggesting that a botched attempt to abduct the Doctor's fourth incarnation (and his companion, Romana, though there are conflicting reports) was made just before the Doctor's visit; as a result, the Doctor and possibly Romana were briefly trapped in a state of limbo before being returned to their proper places in time. (DW: The Five Doctors, both original and Special Edition versions)
- The BBC television series Nightshade starring Edmund Trevithick as the title character came to an end after five years. It was rebroadcast on BBC2 in December 1968. (NA: Nightshade)
- The Tenth Doctor travelled to Dry Springs, and later to Area 51, where he helped ward off an invasion of Earth by the Viperox. Along the way he met Cassie Rice and Jimmy Stalkingwolf and arranged freedom for two of the gray aliens connected to the famous Roswell crash. (DW: Dreamland)
- The Sixth Doctor was sent to Earth to "save the universe." (PDA: Spiral Scratch)
Behind the scenes
- 10 - Bridget Lynch-Blosse (Natasha Stengos in DW: Revelation of the Daleks) was born.
- 13 - Tip Tipping was born.
- 06 - Richard Willis was born.
- 20 - William Ilkley was born.
- 27 - Peter Czajkowski (Prozorov in DW: The Curse of Fenric) was born.
- 22 - An episode of Armchair Theatre entitled "The House of Bernarda Alba" aired in the UK. This was the earliest UK television credit listed on the Internet Movie Database for Sydney Newman as the former Canadian TV producer established a new career in the UK, one that would lead him to launch The Avengers and Doctor Who in the following five years.
- 02 - Daniel Peacock was born.
- 18 - Ian Reddington (the Chief Clown in DW: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy and Nobody No-One in BFA: A Death in the Family) was born.
- 24 - Sarah Greene (Varne in DW: Attack of the Cybermen) was born.
- 25 - Simon Gipps-Kent was born.
- 25 - Phil Daniels (Geoffrey Plum in VG: The Gunpowder Plot) was born.