On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1959

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Vanity [Denise Matthews] Canadian-American pop and R&B singer, Prince protégé , 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? 62 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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