On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1958

Historical Events

  • "The Greatest Game Ever Played", Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in the first every sudden-death overtime game in NFL history (17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game)
  • Baltimore Colts win the 26th NFL championship game against the New York Giants
  • Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) hits #1
  • National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC: Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants, 23-17; first NFL playoff game to go into sudden death overtime

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, Haleyville Ala, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
  • Terry Butcher, British soccer player
1958 Highlights

About December 28, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn