What Happened on January 31, 1959

Historical Events

Treaty of Interest

Former star MLB shortstop and manager Joe Cronin signs 7 year pact to become American League President

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor (Criminal Justice, Without a Trace), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Kelly Lynch, American actress (Drugstore Cowboy), born in Golden Walley, Minnesota
  • Kelly Moore, American stock car driver, born in Scarborough, Maine
  • Michael Allen, American golfer (Senior PGA Championship 2009), born in San Mateo, California
1959 Highlights

About January 31, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 1 day
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