What Happened on January 11, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke
  • Hanif Mohammad completes 499 runs for Karachi, then 1st class cricket world record
  • Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mayfair Golf Open
  • NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 28-21

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Bodine, auto racer

Famous Deaths

  • Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies