On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1959

Historical Events

  • Luna 1 (Mechta) becomes 1st craft to leave Earth's gravity

Famous Birthdays

  • Denise Matthews "Vanity", singer (Prince protege) and actress (52 Pick Up), born in Niagara Falls, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist
1959 Highlights

About January 4, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn