On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Chandra Cheesborough, American 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Curt Kirkwood, American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (Meat Puppets), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Fran Walsh, New Zealand screenwriter, born in Wellington, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Colin Gregory, English tennis player (Australian C'ship 1929, chairman All-England Club, Wimbledon), dies at 55
1959 Highlights

About January 10, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks With David Seville
  • UK #1 Song: It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty