On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1958

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 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, vocalist, guitarist (Japan), born in Beckenham, England
  • Ria Brieffies, Dutch vocalist (Dolly Dots)
1958 Highlights

About February 23, 1958

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces