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

Event of Interest

China's 1st National People's Congress adopts the first edition of Hanyu Pinyin created by Zhou Youguang as the official romanization system for Standard Mandarin Chinese

  • 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
1958 History

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
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Jones, Welsh psychoanalyst (biographer of Freud - Life & Work of Sigmund Freud), dies at 79

About February 11, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: The Story Of My Life - Michael Holliday