On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1958

Historical Events

Television Premiere

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

  • 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
1958 Highlights

About January 31, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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