On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1958

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, born in England

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
1958 Highlights

About January 9, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn