On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 performances

Music History

Dmitri Shostakovich's comedy "Cheryomushk" premieres in Moscow

  • WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Vic Reeves [James Roderick Moir], English comedian, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
1959 Highlights

About January 24, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 29 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: One Night/I Got Stung - Elvis Presley