On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1958

Historical Events

  • "The Greatest Game Ever Played": Baltimore Colts win the 26th NFL championship against the New York Giants 23-17 at Yankee Stadium, in the first ever sudden-death overtime game in NFL history. 17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game.
  • Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) hits #1

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Marsden, bodyguard
  • Carlos Carson, football player
  • Joe Diffie, American country singer and guitarist (Home), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2020)
  • Mike McGuire, American country music songwriter and drummer (Shenandoah - "If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)"), born in Hamilton, Alabama
  • Terry Butcher, British soccer player
1958 Highlights

About December 28, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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