On This Day

What Happened on February 4, 1959

Historical Events

  • Israel begins exporting copper ore

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestLawrence Taylor

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

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • Zenani Mandela, daughter of Nelson & Winnie Mandela

Famous Deaths

  • Una O'Connor, actress (Banjo, Invisible Man), dies at 78
1959 Highlights

About February 4, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius