What Happened on January 23, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

9th NBA All-Star Game, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Mi: West beats East, 124-108; MVPs: Elgin Baylor, Minneapolis Lakers, F; Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks, C; first co-winners of MVP award

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward Bob Pettit
NBA Forward
Bob Pettit


Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine), born in Meriden, England
  • Tyrone Power Jr., American actor (Shag), born in Los Angeles, California