What Happened on January 20, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Dmitri Shostakovitch's Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki premieres in Moscow

Famous Birthdays

  • Joel Rifkin, American serial killer believed to have killed up to 17 victims between 1989 and 1993 in NYC and Long Island, born in New York
  • Lea Antonoplis, West Covina Cat, tennis star

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31