On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Juanita Bynum, American televangelist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sade [Helen Folasade Adu], Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer ("Soldier of Love"; "Smooth Operator"), born in Ibadan, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria
1959 Highlights

About January 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 4 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