On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Jackpot Bowling" premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • James van Allen discovers radiation belt
  • US launches their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1

Famous Birthdays

  • Rafael Santana, Dominican baseball shortstop (NY Mets, NY Yankees), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Tom Schuman, American pianist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Buffalo, New York