What Happened on January 28, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US

Famous Birthdays

  • Burkhard Dallwitz, German-born composer
  • Dave Sharp, rock guitarist (Alarm-In the Summertime)
  • Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
  • Randi Rhodes, Nova M Radio personality

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73
  • Viktor Joseph Keldorfer, composer, dies at 85