What Happened on February 1, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Swiss men vote against voting rights for women
  • Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit)
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
  • Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Havana Golf Tournament
  • WVUE TV channel 8 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Zack Wheat unanimously elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony LaPlagia, actor (Criminal Justice, Betsy's Wedding)
  • Carolyn Hill, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's Classic), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mike Horan, NFL punter (NY Giants)
  • Wade Wilson, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)

Famous Deaths

  • Madame Sul-To-Wan, [Conley], actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 85