On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 21 year old West Indian cricket all-rounder Gary Sobers turns his maiden Test century into a world record 365no in the Windies' 3rd Test win over Pakistan in Kingston, Jamaica; Sobers and Conrad Hunte (260) 446 run partnership for 2nd wicket
  • Samuel Alphonsus Stritch, is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia

Famous Birthdays

  • Bertrand Piccard, Swiss balloonist and psychiatrist
  • Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
  • Nik Kershaw, singer/songwriter (Wouldn't it be Good)
  • Wayne B Phillips, cricket wicket-keeper (Australia)

Famous Deaths

  • Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (Dog at a Rope), dies at 86