On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1958

Historical Events

  • Comic strip "BC" 1st appears
  • WETV (now WPBA) TV channel 30 in Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Heidi Hagman, actress (Linda-Archie Bunker's Place)
  • Karen Lende O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympic silver 1996), born in Concord, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh McCrae, Australian writer and poet (Satyrs and Sunlight: Sylvarum Libri), dies at 81
1958 Highlights

About February 17, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius