On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1958

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan on as Israeli minister of Defense

Israeli Politician and General Moshe Dayan
Israeli Politician and General
Moshe Dayan
  • 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • Anita Baker, 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

Person of interestEllen DeGeneres

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

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • 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, born in Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico (d. 1982)
1958 Highlights

About January 26, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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