The union of Syria and Egypt in the United Arab Republic (UAR) was announced on February 1, 1958, and later ratified by a plebiscite in each country.
Paul McCartney introduces George Harrison to the Quarrymen at a basement teen club called the Morgue. George joins the group.
The first pilot episode 1B of Sea Hunt, “Mark of the Octopus,” aired February 1, 1958. It was in color and aired out of the production sequence.
Jerry Lee Lewis hits Number One with “Breathless.”