On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1958

Historical Events

  • 5th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats North Carolina, 86-74
  • Silky Sullivan comes from 40 lengths back to win by 3 at Santa Anita

Event of interestEvent of Interest

William Faulkner says US school degenerated to become babysitters

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner

Famous Birthdays

  • Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star
  • Gary Numan [Webb], British new wave rock musician ("Cars"), born in Hammersmith, England
  • Nick Capra, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Josephina "Frieda" Herberich, German actress (Salontiroler), dies at 85
1958 Highlights

About March 8, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces