On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1959

Historical Events

  • Britain, Turkey & Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence
  • Gabon adopts its constitution
  • USAF rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 kph), NM

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestRoger Goodell

Roger Goodell, American NFL Commissioner, born in Jamestown, New York

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell

1959 Highlights

About February 19, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces