What Happened on March 22, 1958

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Event of Interest

Under pressure King Saud appoints Faisal Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1958 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Fatih Birol, Turkish economist and energy expert (International Energy Agency), born in Ankara, Turkey
  • Joyce Lester, Australian softball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Laurie David, American political activist
  • Pete Wylie, English rocker (Sinful), born in Liverpool, England
Born in 1958

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

About March 22, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Magic Moments - Perry Como