On This Day

What Happened on November 28, 1958

Historical Events

  • AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
  • Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community
  • Congo & Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
  • George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
  • KCOO (now KABY) TV channel 9 in Aberdeen, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, v India at Bombay
  • US reports 1st full-range firing of an Intercontinental ballistic missile

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDave Righetti

Dave Righetti, American baseball pitcher (Yankees, Giants) and coach, born in San Jose, California

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • Georges Rutaganda, Rwandan war criminal
  • Kriss Akabusi, Great Britain, 4X400 runner (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Tim Mullens, Dutch punk rock singer and guitarist (Ivy green)
1958 Highlights

About November 28, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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