What Happened on February 8, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Heinz Gunthardt, Swiss tennis star
  • Irina Kalinina, Soviet, springboard diver (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Mauricio Macri, Argentine politician and President of Argentina (2015-present), born in Tandil, Buenos Aires

Famous Deaths

  • William J "Wild Bill" Donovan, American head of Office Strategic Services and founding father of the CIA, dies at 76
1959 Highlights

About February 8, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years
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