February 5, 1958 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US black foreign minister (Romania)
  • Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st president of United Arab Republic
  • Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km

Deaths in History

  • Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Under red ensign), dies at 84