On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Celtic Bill Russell grabs 41 rebounds to beat Syracuse 119-101

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Gen Miguel Ydegoras Fuentes elected President of Guatemala

Famous Birthdays

  • Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Rockhampton, Australia (d. 2006)
  • Ingrid Klich, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Whittier, California
  • Ruth Guerri, US-Italian nude model (July, 1983), born in St Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas R. Hartree, English mathematician and physicist, dies at 60
  • Marcel Cachin, French politician and co-founder of the French Communist Party, dies at 88