On This Day

What Happened on January 14, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Chas Smash, English rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Madness - "Our House"), born in Fitzrovia, London
  • Geoff Tate, German-born American singer & musician (Queensryche - "Breaking the Silence"), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian soccer centre-back (77 caps; CSKA Sofia, Saint-Étienne), born in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (d. 2021)
  • Paul Terry, English cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984), born in Osnabrück, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • G. D. H. Cole, English political theorist and socialist, dies at 69
1959 Highlights

About January 14, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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