On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday

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)