On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1958

Historical Events

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

The Bridge on the River Kwai

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

  • 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 Birthdays

  • Kais Saied, Tunisian politician, President of Tunisia (2019-), born in Tunis, Tunisia

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? 63 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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