On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1958

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
1958 Highlights

About January 31, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius