On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1959

Historical Events

NBA 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

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
1959 Highlights

About January 23, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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