On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Willie O’Ree is the 1st African-American to appear in the NHL, making his debut for the Boston Bruins in a 3-0 victory in Montreal

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeffrey N Williams, United States Army officer & NASA astronaut, born in Village of Superior, Wisconsin
  • Larry Smith, American NBA player, born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi