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

Sports record brokenNBA Record

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

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes

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? 62 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn