On This Day

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


Person of interestCarlos Saavedra Lamas

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

Nobel Peace Laureate Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Nobel Peace Laureate
Carlos Saavedra Lamas

1959 Highlights

About May 5, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus