What Happened on December 31, 1958

Historical Events

  • 47th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Brisbane (3-2)

Sports History

Bill Shoemaker 1st jockey to win national riding championship 4X

Historic Event

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

  • International Geophyscial Year ends

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoff Marsh, Australian cricket batsman (50 Tests, 4 x 100s; 117 ODIs, 9 x 100s), 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? 64 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks With David Seville
  • UK #1 Song: It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty