On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1958

Historical Events

  • Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US African American foreign minister (to Romania)
  • Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st President of United Arab Republic
  • Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, WI v Pakistan, Port-of-Spain
  • Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km

Famous Deaths

  • H. M. Tomlinson, British writer (Under red ensign), dies at 84
1958 Highlights

About February 5, 1958

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius