On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1958

Historical Events

  • 1st 2-way moving sidewalk in service, Dallas Tx
  • Dore Schary's "Sunrise at Campobello" premieres in NYC
  • MLB Commissioner Ford Frick announces that players and coaches, rather than fans, will vote on selections for the All-Star Game; vote returns to the fans in 1970
  • UK House of Lords passes bill allowing women to take seats

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Butler, American comedian (Grace-Grace Under Fire), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Rob van Zandvoort, Dutch rock vocalist & keyboardist (Jack of Hearts), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Earnest H Heinkel, German airplane builder (WWII), dies at 70
  • Jean Crotti, Swiss-French artist, dies at 79
1958 Highlights

About January 30, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius