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

  • Filipe Nyusi, Mozambican politician (President of Mozambique 2015-), born in Mueda, Portuguese Mozambique
  • Nancy Remy, reporter (NYC's Shadow Traffic)
  • Omar Hakim, American jazz-fusion and session drummer (Weather Report, 1982-86; Dire Straits - "Brothers In Arms"), arranger, and composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Sigrid Thornton, Australian actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise), born in Canberra, Australia
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • George Antheil, American pianist, avant garde composer (Airplane Sonata; Ballet Mécanique), and inventor, dies at 58
1959 Highlights

About February 12, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price
  • UK #1 Song: One Night/I Got Stung - Elvis Presley