What Happened on March 1, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Gary Sobers 365* v Pak, 614 min, 38 fours, best Cricket before Lara
  • Samuel Alphonsus Stritch, is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia.
  • Sobers completes 446 stand for 2nd wicket with Conrad Hunte, 260
  • West Indies cricket team declares at stumps with a score of 3-790 vs Pakistan

Famous Birthdays

  • Bertrand Piccard, Swiss balloonist and psychiatrist
  • Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
  • Nik Kershaw, singer/songwriter (Wouldn't it be Good)
  • Wayne B Phillips, cricket wicket-keeper (Australia)

Famous Deaths

  • Giacomo Balla, Italian painter, dies at 86