On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1959

Famous Birthdays

Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982), born in Chandigarh, Punjab

  • Kathy Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge - "We are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54
1959 Highlights

About January 6, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks With David Seville
  • UK #1 Song: It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty