Birthdays in History in January 1959

  • Jan 1 Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Afghanistan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6)
  • Jan 1 Azali Assoumani, Comorian president
  • Jan 4 Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist
  • Jan 6 John Singleton, director (Boyz n The Hood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 9 Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • Jan 12 Lasana M. Sekou, Saint Martin, Caribbean, poet/author (The Salt Reaper
  • Jan 15 Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber (d. 2008)
  • Jan 16 Juanita Bynum, American televangelist
  • Jan 24 David Mills, American author
  • Jan 27 Göran Hägglund, Swedish politician
  • Jan 27 Keith Olbermann, American news presenter
  • Jan 28 Randi Rhodes, Nova M Radio personality