On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1958

Historical Events

  • BBC pioneering series "Your Life in Their Hands" first broadcast presented by Dr. Charles Fletcher, 1st major TV series to deal with medicine
  • Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Chu En-lai as Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Ruth Carol Taylor is 1st African-American woman hired as flight attendant, Ithaca NY
  • WTVC TV channel 9 in Chattanooga, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Alberto Bica, Uruguayan soccer right winger (9 caps; Racing, River Plate, Nacional Montevideo), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2021)
  • Michael Jackson, British television producer & executive (BBC2), born in Cheshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Jones, British psychonanalyst (b. 1879)
1958 Highlights

About February 11, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius