What Happened on May 5, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Phelps, American disk jockey and actor (Mark & Brian), born in Cambridge, Illinois
  • Ian McCulloch English rock vocalist (Echo & Bunnymen - "Heaven Up Here"), born in Liverpool
  • Steve Stevens [Schneider], American rock guitarist and songwriter (Billy Idol - "Rebel Yell"; Bozzio Levin Stevens), born in New York City

Famous Deaths

Carlos Saavedra LamasCarlos Saavedra Lamas (1878-1959)

Argentine politician (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), dies at 80

1959 Highlights

About May 5, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Happy Organ - Dave "Baby" Cortez
  • UK #1 Song: It Doesn't Matter Anymore - Buddy Holly