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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1958?


Events

  • 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 (Romania)
  • 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 (installed in 1913)
  • 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.

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Music charts

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Movies

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I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Country: United States of America

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Country: United States of America

The Patsy

The Patsy

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray

Country: United States of America

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1958?
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San Francisco Bay by Harold Gilliam

San Francisco Bay

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A factual and fascinating account of the history, life and lore of Californias vital inland sea. dw, 1957 1st signed author

Some Came Running by James Jones

Some Came Running

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James Jones’s saga of life in the American Midwest, newly revised five decades after it was first published and including a new foreword by his daughter, Kaylie Jones After the blockbuster

And The Price Is Right by Margaret Case Harriman

And The Price Is Right

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens

By Love Possessed

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A highly-respected, middle-aged lawyer's involvements with love are revealed in a series of flashbacks

The New Class by Milovan Djilas

The New Class

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This is a book on Communism by a man who used to be one of its heroes. One of the greatest political documents of our time--perhaps the most important in its force and effectiveness--this explosive indictment may be regarded as …