What Happened on January 2, 1959

Historical Events

  • USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Kirti Azad, Indian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests; 25 ODIs) and politician, born in Darbhanga, India
1959 Highlights

About January 2, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks With David Seville
  • UK #1 Song: It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty