On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 9th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 28-21; MVPs: Frank Gifford, NY Giants, HB; Doug Atkins, Chicago Bears, DE
  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke
  • Hanif Mohammad completes 499 runs for Karachi, then 1st class cricket world record

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Bodine, auto racer

Famous Deaths

  • Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies