February 1958 calendar

February 1958

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 1958.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 1958: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1958?


  • 01 Feb 1958 1st US satellite (Explorer I) launched
  • 02 Feb 1958 WRIK (now WLUZ) TV channel 7 in Ponce, PR (PTC) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Feb 1958 Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
  • 04 Feb 1958 Oh, Captain! opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 192 performances
  • 05 Feb 1958 Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US black Foreign Minister
  • 06 Feb 1958 7 members on Manchester United football team die in an air crash
  • 07 Feb 1958 1st showing of DAF 600 auto
  • 08 Feb 1958 KIRO TV channel 7 in Seattle, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 11 Feb 1958 1st flight with black stewardess, RC Taylor, Ithaca, New York
  • 14 Feb 1958 Arab Federation of Iraq and Jordan forms.
  • 15 Feb 1958 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Carol Heiss of the USA
  • 16 Feb 1958 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Golf Open.
  • 17 Feb 1958 Comic strip BC first appears.
  • 19 Feb 1958 Carl Perkins leaves Sun Records for Columbia Records
  • 20 Feb 1958 LA Coliseum Comm approves 2-yr pact allows Dodgers to use facility
  • 21 Feb 1958 Portotino opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 22 Feb 1958 Portotino closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 23 Feb 1958 Last Municipal arc light, Mission and 25th removed
  • 24 Feb 1958 In Cuba, Fidel Castro's ''Radio Rebelde'' begins broadcasting from Sierra Maestra.
  • 25 Feb 1958 Bertrand Russell launches the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
  • 28 Feb 1958 A school bus in Floyd County, Kentucky hits a wrecker truck and plunges down an embankment into the rain-swollen Levisa Fork River. The driver and 26 children die in what remains the worst school bus accident in U.S. history.
  • 22 Feb 1958 Following a plebiscite in both countries the previous day, Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 1958?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - At The Hop
  2. - Get A Job
  3. - Great Balls Of Fire
  4. - Peggy Sue
  5. - Short Shorts

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Great Balls Of Fire
  2. - The Story Of My Life
  3. - Ma He's Making Eyes At Me
  4. - Jailhouse Rock
  5. - All The Way / Chicago


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1958?

Jubilee by Edward Weeks and Emily Flint




Some Came Running by James Jones

Some Came Running


The story of James Jones's life in the American Midwest has been republished five decades ago. It includes a new introduction by Kaylie Jones, his daughter.

Not By Bread Alone by Vladimir Dudintsev

Not By Bread Alone


First U.S. edition bound with yellow cloth and black boards with red lettering. Book is in excellent condition. The DJ has minor rub marks at the corners and tips.

The World Of Suzie Wong by Richard Mason

The World Of Suzie Wong


Penguin Books has reintroduced the classic story of the love between a British artist, and a Chinese prostitute.

The Sound Of Thunder by Taylor Caldwell

The Sound Of Thunder