On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1959

Historical Events

Music History

Dmitri Shostakovich's Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki premieres in Moscow

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Tyson, American healthcare advocate & 1st African American CEO of Kaiser Permanente, born in San Francisco Bay Area, California
  • Joel Rifkin, American serial killer believed to have killed up to 17 victims between 1989 and 1993 in NYC and Long Island, born in New York
  • Lea Antonoplis, American tennis player, born in West Covina, California
1959 Highlights

About January 20, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters
  • UK #1 Song: The Days The Rains Came - Jane Morgan