January 9, 1959 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Dam across Tera River in Northwestern Spain collapses after heavy winter rains, killing 135
  • Pat O'Connor beats Dick Hutton in St Louis, to become NWA champ

Birthdays in History

  • Rigoberta MenchĂș, K'iche' political activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1992), born in Chimel, Guatemala