What Happened on February 4, 1959

Historical Events

  • Israel begins exporting copper ore

Famous Birthdays

Lawrence TaylorLawrence Taylor (64 years old)

American NFL player considered the greatest linebacker in history (NY Giants), born in Williamsburg, Virginia

  • Tsitsi Dangarembga, Zimbabwean writer (Nervous Conditions) and playwright, born in Mutoko, Southern Rhodesia
  • Zenani Mandela, daughter of Nelson & Winnie Mandela
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Una O'Connor, Irish-American actress (Banjo; David Copperfield; The Invisible Man), dies at 78
1959 Highlights

About February 4, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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