On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1958

Historical Events

  • 47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2)
  • Bill Shoemaker 1st jockey to win national riding championship 4X

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista tells his Cabinet he is fleeing the country

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • International Geophyscial Year ends

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoff Marsh, Australian cricketer (Aust opening batsman 1985-92), born in Northam, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav Hermann Unger, German composer, dies at 72
1958 Highlights

About December 31, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn