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 R&B singer ("Curiosity"; "Here I Go Again"), born in Houston, Texas

Famous Deaths

Person of interestChuck Klein

Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933; MLB All-Star 1933, 34; NL MVP 1932; Philadelphia Phillies), dies of a stroke at 53

Baseball Hall of Fame Right Fielder Chuck Klein
Baseball Hall of Fame Right Fielder
Chuck Klein

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? 63 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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