On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 1958

Famous Birthdays

  • Bart Conner, American gymnast (Olympic-2 gold-1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler, born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • Oran "Juice" Jones, American rocker (Curiosity, Here I Go Again), born in Houston, Texas

Famous Deaths

Person of interestW. C. Handy

W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 84

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy

1958 Highlights

About March 28, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries