On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1958

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Alberto Cova, Italian athlete (Olympic gold 10,000m 1984; World C'ship gold 10,000m 1983), born in Inverigo, Italy
  • Charlene Tilton, American actress (Lucy Ewing - Dallas), born in San Diego, California
  • Javier Aguirre, Mexican soccer midfielder and manager (59 caps; Atl├ętico Madrid, Espanyol; Mexico, Japan), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 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
1958 Highlights

About December 1, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius