What Happened on January 21, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Cecil B. DeMille, American filmmaker (The Ten Commandments, Samson and Delilah), dies of heart failure at 77

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • Lamar Stringfield, composer, dies at 61