On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Body Beautiful" musical closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • England retains the Five Nations Rugby Championship with a 3-3 draw against Scotland at Murrayfield, Edinburgh; England’s 16th FN title
  • KULR TV channel 8 in Billings, MT (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati Royals scores a NBA midwest region-record 56-point game

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapses during a playoff game with encephalitis; He goes into a coma & is permanently disabled
  • USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test in Ground Zero, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan (of 36 total for 1958)

Famous Birthdays

  • Laura Carrington, American actress (Louisa-Alphabet City, General Hospital), born in NYC, New York