On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1959

Historical Events

  • The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the "sheaves of wheat" design

Famous Birthdays

  • Nancy Remy, reporter (NYC's Shadow Traffic)
  • Omar Hakim, US drummer and composer (Dire Straits, Weather Report), born in NYC, New York
  • Sigrid Thornton, Australian actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise), born in Canberra, Australia
1959 Highlights

About February 12, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius