What Happened on January 8, 1959

Historical Events

Historic Event

Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as president of France's 5th Republic

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Harwood, Australian golfer (British Open 1991 runner-up), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz; Crowded House, 1985-94 -"Don't Dream It's Over"; "It's Only Natural"), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2005)
1959 Highlights

About January 8, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 20 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