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


LovePerson of Interest

Sammy Davis Jr.marries Loray White

Singer, Actor and TV Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Singer, Actor and TV Host
Sammy Davis Jr.

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? 62 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn