What Happened on January 13, 1959

Historical Events

Historic Event

French President Charles de Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 Algerians sentenced to death

  • King Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence

Famous Birthdays

  • James Lomenzo, American heavy metal bassist (White Lion; David Lee Roth; Megadeth, 2006-10), born in Brooklyn, New York
1959 Highlights

About January 13, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters
  • UK #1 Song: It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty