What Happened on January 1, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 24th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #16 Duke, 48-21
  • 24th Sugar Bowl: #7 Mississippi beats #11 Texas, 39-7
  • 44th Rose Bowl: #2 Ohio State beats Oregon, 10-7
  • BOAC Britannia flies London to NY in a record 7h57m
  • European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation
  • WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Grandmaster Flash, [Joseph Saddler], rocker (Message), born in NYC, New York
  • Ren Woods, Portland Oregon, actress (Fanta-Roots)

Famous Weddings

  • Sammy Davis Jr marries Loray White

Famous Deaths

  • David Broekman, musican (Think Fast), dies at 55
  • Edward Weston, American photographer (b. 1886)