On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

8th NBA All-Star Game, Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Mo: East beats West, 130-118; MVP: Bob Pettit, Milwaukee Hawks, C

NBA Forward Bob Pettit
NBA Forward
Bob Pettit
  • KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)
  • St Louis Hawks forward Bob Pettit becomes first member of the losing team to win the NBA All-Star MVP award; scores 28 points and grabs 26 rebounds, even though East beats West, 130-118

Famous Birthdays

  • Miguel Alejandro, American actor (Popi), born in NYC, New York