What Happened on March 22, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Under pressure King Saud appoints Faisal Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Joyce Lester, Australian softball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Laurie David, American political activist
  • Pete Wylie, rocker (Sinful), born in Liverpool, England

Famous Deaths

  • Michael "Mike" Todd [Avrom Goldbogen], American producer (Around the World in 80 Days) and 3rd husband of Elizabeth Taylor, dies in a plane crash at 48