On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1958

Historical Events

Sports History

5-time F1 World Drivers champion Juan Manuel Fangio is kidnapped by Cuban rebels from Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement; released soon after Cuban GP

  • Arturo Frondizi elected President of Argentina
  • Last Municipal arc light at Mission & 25th removed in San Francisco (installed 1913)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • David Sylvian [Batt], British songwriter, vocalist, new wave and improvisational rock guitarist (Japan; Rain Tree Crow), born in Beckenham, England
  • Ria Brieffies, Dutch pop vocalist (Dolly Dots), born in Lutjebroek, Netherlands (d. 2009)
1958 Highlights

About February 23, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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