On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1958

Historical Events

  • 1959 NFL Draft: Randy Duncan from University of Iowa first pick by Green Bay Packers
  • 24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB)
  • Benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg
  • KNOP TV channel 2 in North Platte, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • George Saunders, American writer (Lincoln in the Bardo), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Randy Gardner, American pairs figure skater (World C'ships gold [with Tai Babilonia] 1979; US C'ships 1976–1980), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Vladimir Parfenovich, Soviet canoeist, Olympic gold K1-500, K-2 500, K-2 1,000 1980; 9 gold World C'ships 1979-83), born in Minsk, Belarus
1958 Highlights

About December 2, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius