On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1958

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Hufsey, actor (Christopher-Fame, Days of our Life)
  • Bird McIntyre, Thai pop singer, musician
  • George Rogers, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1980, U of South Carolina; #1 pick 1981 NFL Draft; Super Bowl 1987; NO Saints, Washington Redskins), born in Duluth, Georgia
  • Wayne Dickert, slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

Person of interestTris Speaker

Tris Speaker, American baseball player, hit more doubled than Pete Rose, dies at 70

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker

1958 Highlights

About December 8, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius