On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1958

Historical Events

  • Alan Freed's Christmas Rock & Roll Spectacular opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Alannah Myles, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress (Rockinghorse, Black Velvet), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Joop Hiele, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Go Ahead Eagles)

Person of interestRickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (10× MLB All-Star; World Series 1989, 93; AL MVP 1990; MLB stolen bases record 1,406), born in Chicago, Illinois

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

1958 Highlights

About December 25, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn