On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1958

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, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
  • Dave Flippo, American jazz pianist, composer, vocalist, teacher and bandleader, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvana
  • Nik Kershaw, British new wave singer/songwriter (Wouldn't It Be Good), born in Bristol, England
  • Wayne Phillips, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (27 Tests, 52 dismissals; 48 ODIs), born in Adelaide, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (Dog at a Rope), dies at 86
1958 Highlights

About March 1, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces