On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1958

Historical Events

  • "Portotino" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC 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)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Trammell, infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Garden Grove, California
  • Jack Coleman, Easton Pa, actor (Steven Carrington-Dynasty)
  • Jake Steinfeld, exercise expert (Body by Jake)
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Duncan Edwards, English soccer midfielder (18 caps; Manchester United), dies from injuries sustained in Munich air disaster at 21
1958 Highlights

About February 21, 1958

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

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