On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1959

Historical Events

Historic Event

Antonio Segni forms Italian government

Prime Minister of Italy Antonio Segni
Prime Minister of Italy
Antonio Segni

Famous Birthdays

  • Alistar "Ali" Campbell, British reggae vocalist and guitarist (UB40, 1978-2008 - "Red Red Wine"), born in Birmingham, England.
  • Guy De Alwis, cricket wicket-keeper (Sri Lankan mid 80s)
  • Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian sports commentator and wrestler, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Joe Hesketh, MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in Lackawanna, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Owen Willans Richardson, British physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69
1959 Highlights

About February 15, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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