July 5: Gasherbrum I, the 11th highest mountain in the world, is first ascended.
July 7: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into United States law. - The first International House of Pancakes (IHOP) opens in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles.
July 9: A 7.5 Richter scale earthquake in Lituya Bay, Alaska, causes a landslide that produces a huge 520-meter high wave.
July 10: The first parking meters are installed in Britain.
July 11: Count Michael Rhédey von Kis-Rhéde, direct descendant of Samuel Aba, King of Hungary, at the age of 60 is pistol-whipped and murdered over a few hectares of land by Czechoslovak Communists during the collectivization process at his residence in Olcsvar, Slovakia.
July 12: Henri Cornelis becomes Governor-General of the Belgian Congo. He was the last Belgian governor of the Congo prior to independence.
July 15: In Lebanon, 5,000 United States Marines land in the capital Beirut in order to protect the pro-Western government there.
July 17: British paratroopers arrive in Jordan; King Hussein has asked help against pressure from Iraq.
July 19: The Beatles, then The Quarrymen, pay 17 shillings and 6 pence to have their first recording session where they record That'll Be The Day by Buddy Holly and In Spite Of All The Danger by Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
July 20: Various rebel groups in Cuba join forces but the communists do not join them.
July 24: The first life peerage under the Life Peerages Act 1958 is created in the United Kingdom.
July 26: Explorer program: Explorer 4 is launched. - Elizabeth II gives her son and heir apparent The Prince Charles the customary title of Prince of Wales.
July 29: The U.S. Congress formally creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
July 31: Tibetan resistance movement against rule by China receives support from the United States Central Intelligence Agency. (source: Wikipedia)