On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Momoe Yamaguchi, Japanese singer & actress, born in Ebisu, Tokyo, Japan
  • Susanna Hoffs, American actress & musician (Bangles-Walk Like an Egyptian), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi
1959 Highlights

About January 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 3 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: The Days The Rains Came - Jane Morgan