What Happened on March 11, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21"
  • Starting this season, AL batters are required to wear batting helmets

Famous Birthdays

  • Anissa Jones, American actress (d. 1976)
  • Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
  • Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, interim President of Iraq
  • Jim Pinkerton, American pundit

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Agnes Moorehead (57) divorces actor/film director Robert Gist (40) after 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor of Legos (b. 1891)