January 1, 1959 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Afghanistan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6)
  • Azali Assoumani, Comorian president