On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Heinz Gunthardt, Swiss tennis star
  • Irina Kalinina, USSR, 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, Office Strategic Services, dies at 76
1959 Highlights

About February 8, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius