What Happened on December 31, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista tells his Cabinet he is fleeing the country

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • International Geophyscial Year ends
  • Willie Shoemaker 1st jockey to win national riding championship 4X

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoff Marsh, cricketer (Aust opening batsman 1985-92)

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav Hermann Unger, composer, dies at 72