What Happened on January 4, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sir Edmund Hillary reaches the South Pole

Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary
Mountaineer and Explorer
Edmund Hillary
  • Sputnik 1 reenters atmosphere & burns up

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Borowitz, American comedian and satirist
  • Gary Jones, Welsh-born actor
  • Julian Sands, English actor (A Room with a View, Arachnophobia), born in Otley, Yorkshire, England
  • Matt Frewer, actor (Max Headroom, Doctor Doctor), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nina Foust, Asheboro NC, LPGA golfer (1994 Hawaiian Ladies Open-6th)

Famous Deaths

  • John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley, British civil servant, politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1943-45), dies at 75