On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1958

Historical Events

  • "Portotino" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances

Film ReleaseThe Bridge on the River Kwai

15th Golden Globes: "The Bridge on the River Kwai", Alec Guinness, & Joanne Woodward win

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The Bridge on the River Kwai movie poster
The Bridge on the River Kwai movie poster
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  • Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days
  • Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)
  • Indonesian air force bombs Padang, Sumatra and Menado, Celebes

Famous Deaths

  • Abul Kalam Azad, 1st Minister of Education in the Indian government, dies at 69
  • Theo Harych, German writer, commits suicide at 54
1958 Highlights

About February 22, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces