What Happened on January 26, 1958

Historical Events

Event of Interest

H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan on as Israeli minister of Defense

  • Jack Smith takes over from Art Baker as TV host of "You Asked for It"
  • Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsized off southern Awaji Island, Japan, 167 killed.
1958 History

Famous Birthdays

Anita BakerAnita Baker (65 years old)

American jazz and soul singer ("Giving You the Best That I Got"; "Sweet Love"), born in Toledo, Ohio

  • B. James Lowry, American country session guitarist and producer (The Boys Band), born in Pensacola, Florida

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres (65 years old)

American comedian (Ellen Morgan-Ellen), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Norman Hassan, British reggae percussionist, and trombone player (UB40 - "Red Red Wine"; "I Got You Babe"), born in Birmingham, England
  • Salvador S├ínchez, Mexican boxer (WBC, lineal featherweight title 1980-82), born in Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico (d. 1982)
Born in 1958

About January 26, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

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