On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1959

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestKapil Dev

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

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev
  • 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? 62 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn