On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Bozo the Clown" live children's show premieres on TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Buddy Holly releases his last record "It Doesn't Matter"; he was killed in a plane crash 29 days later

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly

1959 Highlights

About January 5, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn