What Happened on January 7, 1958

Historical Events

Historic Invention

Gibson Guitars receives US patent for their 'Flying V' electric guitar model; eventually used by Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan of T-Rex, Dave Davies of the Kinks, and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top

  • USSR reduces army to 300,000

Famous Birthdays

  • Donna Rice Hughes, American author & speaker, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Linda Kozlowski, American actress (Crocodile Dundee), born in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Peter Mokaba, South African politician (South African Youth Congress), born in Pietersburg, South Africa
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

  • Petru Groza, Austro-Hungarian born Romanian communist and President of Romania (1945-58), dies at 74

About January 7, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

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