On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1958

Historical Events

  • 24th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #16 Duke, 48-21
  • 24th Sugar Bowl: #7 Mississippi beats #11 Texas, 39-7
  • 44th Rose Bowl: #2 Ohio State beats Oregon, 10-7
  • BOAC Britannia flies London to NY in a record 7h57m
  • European Economic Community, better known as the European Common Market starts operation
  • WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Silk, American ice hockey right wing (Olympic gold 1980), born in Scituate, Massachusetts
  • Grandmaster Flash [Joseph Saddler], American rocker (Message), born in NYC, New York
  • Ren Woods, actress (Fanta-Roots), born in Portland, Oregon

Famous Weddings

Sammy Davis Jr.

American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. marries Loray White; divorce in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • David Broekman, Dutch musician (Think Fast), dies at 55
  • Edward Weston, American photographer, dies at 71
1958 Highlights

About January 1, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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