On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1958

Historical Events

  • 8th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 26-7; MVPs: Hugh McElhenny, SF 49ers, HB; Gene Brito, Washington Redskins, DE
  • NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring

NBA Record

Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points


Famous Birthdays

  • Curt Fraser, American ice hockey coach, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Shepherd, composer, dies at 77
  • Charles Mallory Hatfield, U.S. rainmaker (b. 1875)
1958 Highlights

About January 12, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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