On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson

Famous Birthdays

  • Mehmet Ali Ağca, Turkish attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II, born in Hekimhan, Turkey
  • Stephen Neale, British philosopher

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes), dies at 77
  • Willis Rodney Whitney, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research, dies at 89