What Happened on January 26, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 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.
  • Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lake Worth Open Golf Invitational

Famous Birthdays

  • Anita Baker, singer (Giving You the Best That I Got), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • B James Lowry, rocker (Boys Band)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • Norman Lamont Hassan, British reggae musician (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Salvador S├ínchez, Mexican boxer