On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1959

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Harwood, Australian golfer (British Open 1991 runner-up), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Paul Hester, Australian drummer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2005)
1959 Highlights

About January 8, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn