Historical Events on January 1, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 25th Orange Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #9 Syracuse, 21-6
  • 25th Sugar Bowl: #1 LSU beats #12 Clemson, 7-0
  • 45th Rose Bowl: #2 Iowa beats #16 California, 38-12
  • Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba for the Dominican Republic

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Rohan Kanhai completes 256 v India at Calcutta