On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1959

Historical Events

  • 9th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 28-21; MVPs: Frank Gifford, NY Giants, HB; Doug Atkins, Chicago Bears, DE
  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke
  • Pakistani cricket batsman Hanif Mohammad smashes 499 for Karachi v Bahawalpur, then 1st class world record

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Bodine, auto racer

Famous Deaths

  • Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies
1959 Highlights

About January 11, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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