What Happened on February 1, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Volare" ("Nel blu dipinto di blu") single released by Domenico Modugno (Grammy Award Record of the Year, Song of the Year 1958)
  • 1st US satellite (Explorer I) launched
  • Egypt & Syria announce plans to merge into United Arab Republic
  • WFTV TV channel 9 in Orlando, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Jackie Shroff, Indian actor
  • Luther Blissett, English footballer
  • Maureen Madill, Coleraine No Ireland, golfer (British Open Amateur 1979)

Famous Deaths

  • Clinton Joseph Davisson, dies