On This Day

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? 62 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn