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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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Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia

Country: United States of America

Carve Her Name with Pride

Carve Her Name with Pride

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey

Country: United States of America

The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, Claire Bloom, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States of America

Cowboy

Cowboy

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Glenn Ford, Jack Lemmon, Anna Kashfi, Brian Donlevy

Desire Under the Elms

Desire Under the Elms

Release year: 1958

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives, Frank Overton

Books

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Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver

Anatomy of a Murder

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First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film.

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

On The Beach by Nevil Shute

On The Beach

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Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive …

A Death In The Family by James Agee

A Death In The Family

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The classic American novel, re-published for the 100th anniversary of James Agee's birthPublished in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family

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