What Happened on February 22, 1958

Day of the Week: Saturday

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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  • Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days
  • Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)
  • Indonesian air force bombs Padang, Sumatra/Menado, Celebes

Famous Deaths

  • Theo Harych, German writer, commits suicide at 54