February 1: Egypt and Syria unite to form the United Arab Republic.
February 2: The word Aerospace is coined, from the words Aircraft (aero) and Spacecraft (space), taking into consideration that the Earth's atmosphere and outerspace is to be one, or a single realm.
February 5: Gamel Abdel Nasser is nominated as the first president of the United Arab Republic. - The Tybee Bomb, a 7,600 pound (3,500 kg) Mark 15 hydrogen bomb, is lost in the waters off Savannah, Georgia.
February 6: Seven Manchester United footballers are among the 21 people killed in the Munich air disaster in West Germany on the return flight from a European Cup game in Yugoslavia. 23 people survive, but four of them, including manager Matt Busby and players Johnny Berry and Duncan Edwards, are in a serious condition.
February 11: The strongest ever known solar maximum is recorded. - Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Zhou Enlai as Chinese Minister of Foreign affairs. - Ruth Carol Taylor is the first African American woman hired as a flight attendant. Hired by Mohawk Airlines, her career lasts only six months, due to another discriminatory barrier - the airline's ban on married flight attendants.
February 14: The Hashemite Kingdoms of Iraq and Jordan unite in the Arab Federation of Iraq and Jordan with Iraqi King Faisal II as head of state.
February 17: Pope Pius XII declares Saint Clare the patron saint of television.
February 20: A test rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral.
February 21: A peace symbol is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom, commissioned by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment.
February 23: Cuban rebels kidnap five-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio, releasing him 28 hours later. - Arturo Frondizi is elected president of Argentina.
February 24: In Cuba, Fidel Castro's Radio Rebelde begins broadcasting from Sierra Maestra.
February 25: Bertrand Russell launches the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
February 28: One of the worst school bus accidents in U.S. history occurs at Prestonburg, Kentucky; 29 are killed. (source: Wikipedia)