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

Tris Speaker

Tris Speaker, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (World Series 1912, 15, 20; AL MVP 1912; career batting average .345 [6th all-time]; Cleveland Indians) and manager (Cleveland Indians), dies at 70

1958 Highlights

About December 8, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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