On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1959

Historical Events

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

PlanePlane Crash

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Clancy Brown, American film, television, and voice actor (Carniv├ále, Billions), born in Urbana, Ohio
1959 Highlights

About January 5, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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