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What was happening on the Côte d'Azur in 1958, the last time l'Italy has missed out on a world

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1958… A Nice

Jean medecin was mayor of the city. Moreover, the avenue Jean médecin is still called “Avenue of Victory”, and this, until 1966. The Place de Gaulle was still named “Liberation square”. The way Mathis was not yet built. It was carried out by segments successive from 1962.

1958… In sports

The OGC Nice was won his last title of champion of France in 59. But during the season 1957-1958, the Nice finish at the 13th place in the championship and are eliminated in the 1st round of the Coupe de France by Montpellier 3-2. The Ray, if it makes the conversion of former franc-euro, squares ranged from 2.50 to 11 euros. The Eaglets, led by their new coach Jean Luciano, were left in the USSR in preparation for pre-season… another time.

The As Cannes was still in the First division and was still a great rival of the French riviera.

In Formula 1, the Frenchman Maurice Trintignant won the Monaco Grand Prix with his Cooper-Climax at an average speed of… 109 km/h.

1958… in culture

This year, there was no Nice Jazz Festival. It was created in 1948 but it has re-emerged in the mid-70’s. In 1958, it is in Cannes as a festival of jazz attracts the curious.

Ella Fitzgerald, Sidney Bechet, Dizzy Gillespie the greatest jazz musicians alive are back on the Riviera, at the Palais des festivals in Cannes for a concert of anthology. This festival is held for one year. Since, it is in Juan-les-Pins that it is necessary to go to enjoy the saxophones and double basses.

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