On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1959

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

American record company Motown is founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records

Record Company Owner Berry Gordy
Record Company Owner
Berry Gordy
  • KOED TV channel 11 in Tulsa, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Rediscovery of the Caves of Nerja in Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • Blixa Bargeld, German singer & musician (Einst├╝rzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), born in West Berlin
  • Lasana M. Sekou, Caribbean poet & author (The Salt Reaper), born in Aruba
  • Per Helmstad Gessle, Swedish singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love), born in Halmstad, Sweden
1959 Highlights

About January 12, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn