February 1958 in history

February 1958 events chronologically

Feb 3 Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community
Feb 5 Gamel Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic
Feb 5 A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered
Feb 6 Eight Manchester United F.C. players and 15 other passengers are killed in the Munich air disaster
Feb 21 The peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom
Feb 22 Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic
Feb 23 Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time world F1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1958

Feb 3 Greg Mankiw an American macroeconomist of Ukrainian descent and Chairman and Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Mankiw is best known in academia for his work on New Keynesian economics
Feb 8 Marina Silva a Brazilian environmentalist and politician. Silva was a colleague of Chico Mendes, who was assassinated for defending the Amazon environment. She was a member of the Worker's Party until 19 August 2009 and served as a senator before becoming environmental minister in 2003. In 1996, Silva won the Goldman Environmental Prize for South & Central America. In 2007, the United Nations Environment Program named her one of the Champions of the Earth and the 2009 Sophie Prize. Running in the 2010 Brazilian elections for the Green Party , she earned 19.33% of the popular votes
Feb 13 Marc Emery a Canadian cannabis activist, entrepreneur, and politician. Often described as 'the Prince of Pot', Emery has been a notable advocate of international cannabis policy reform. He has been active in the New Democratic Party, the Freedom Party of Canada, the Unparty, and the Marijuana Party of Canada, as well as the British Columbia Marijuana Party, and the Green Party of British Columbia
Feb 15 Rabah Madjer a retired Algerian footballer.
Feb 16 Ice-T an American rapper, singer, and actor. He began his career as a rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987, when he released his debut album Rhyme Pays, the first hip-hop album to carry an explicit content sticker. The next year, he founded the record label Rhyme $yndicate Records and released another album, Power
Feb 26 Tim Kaine an American politician currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Kaine was first elected to the Senate in 2012
Feb 28 Jack Abramoff a former American lobbyist, businessman, movie producer and writer. He was at the center of an extensive corruption investigation that led to his conviction and to 21 persons either pleading guilty or being found guilty, including White House officials Steven Griles and David Safavian, U.S. Representative Bob Ney, and nine other lobbyists and Congressional aides

Top 7 most famous people died in February 1958

Feb 1 Clinton Davisson an American physicist who won the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of electron diffraction in the famous Davisson-Germer experiment. Davisson shared the Nobel Prize with George Paget Thomson, who independently discovered electron diffraction at about the same time as Davisson
Feb 6 Frank Swift an English footballer, who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester City and England. After starting his career with local clubs near his home town of Blackpool, in 1932 he was signed by First Division Manchester City, with whom he played his entire professional career
Feb 11 Ernest Jones a British neurologist and psychoanalyst, and Sigmund Freud's official biographer. Jones was the first English-speaking practitioner of psychoanalysis and became its leading exponent in the English-speaking world. As President of both the British Psycho-Analytical Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association in the 1920s and 1930s, Jones exercised a formative influence in the establishment of its organisations, institutions and publications
Feb 12 Douglas Hartree an English mathematician and physicist most famous for the development of numerical analysis and its application to the Hartree–Fock equations of atomic physics and the construction of a differential analyser using Meccano.
Feb 13 Georges Rouault often associated with Fauvism and Expressionism.
Feb 21 Duncan Edwards an English footballer who played for Manchester United and the England national team. He was one of the Busby Babes, the young United team formed under manager Matt Busby in the mid-1950s, and one of eight players who died as a result of the Munich air disaster
Feb 22 Abul Kalam Azad an Indian scholar and a senior political leader of the Indian independence movement. Following India's independence, he became the first Minister of Education in the Indian government. In 1992 he was posthumously awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. There is also a theory which suggests that earlier when he was offered Bharat Ratna he promptly declined it saying that it should not be given to those who have been on the selection committee. Later he was awarded posthumously in 1992. He is commonly remembered as Maulana Azad; the word Maulana is an honorific meaning 'learned man', and he had adopted Azad as his pen name. His contribution to establishing the education foundation in India is recognised by celebrating his birthday as "National Education Day" across India