On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Flower Drum Song" opens at St James Theater NYC for 602 performances
  • Central African Rep made autonomous member of Fr Comm (National Day)
  • Our Lady of Angels School fire kills 92 students & 3 nuns in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlene Tilton, American actress (Lucy Ewing - Dallas), born in San Diego, California
  • Lisa Fischer, American vocalist and songwriter ("How Can I Ease the Pain"), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Patricia "Boots" Mallory, American dancer and actress (Handle With Care), dies from chronic throat disease at 45