On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1958

Historical Events

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20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle, 84-72; Seattle's future Hall of Fame small forward Elgin Baylor is named tournament MOP

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor

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, English 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
1958 Highlights

About March 22, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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