What Happened on February 21, 1958

Historical Events

  • "Portotino" opens at Adelphi Theater, NYC; runs for 3 performances
  • British artist Gerald Holtom designs Nuclear Disarmament logo, based on blended semaphore signals for the letters N and D; it later became an international peace symbol
  • Egypt-Syria as United Arab Republic elect Nasser president (99.9% vote)
1958 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Trammell, American Baseball HOF shortstop (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series MVP 1984; Detroit Tigers) and manager (Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in Garden Grove, California
  • Jack Coleman, American actor (Steven Carrington-Dynasty), born in Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Jake Steinfeld, American exercise expert (Body by Jake), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mary-Chapin Carpenter, American country-pop singer-songwriter ("This Shirt"; "Shut Up And Kiss Me"), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Steve Nieve [Nason], British session and touring keyboard player and composer (Elvis Costello), born in Bishop’s Stortford, England
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

  • Duncan Edwards, English soccer midfielder (18 caps; Manchester United), dies from injuries sustained in Munich air disaster at 21

About February 21, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

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