January 3rd, 1959

January 3rd, 1959, fell on a Saturday. It was day 3 of 1959. The decade was the 1950s.

62 years, 0 months and 17 days have passed since January 3rd, 1959.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 3rd, 1959:

  • Alaska becomes the 49th U.S. state.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 62 years, 0 months and 17 days have passed since January 3rd, 1959.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1959.
  • Leap Year: 1959 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 3rd, 1959, will be 62 years of age.
  • People born in 1959 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 3rd, 1959:

  • January 1st, 1959: The Cuban Revolution ends when Cuban president Fulgencio Batista and his government ministers flee the country.
  • January 4th, 1959: Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos lead rebel troops into the Cuban city of Havana.
  • January 13th, 1959: 71 supporters of Fulgencio Batista are executed by the new Communist regime.
  • January 29th, 1959: Disney's animated film Sleeping Beauty is released.
  • February 2nd, 1959: Dyatlov Pass incident: 9 Russian hikers die in the Ural Mountains under mysterious circumstances.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 3rd, 1959, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1959 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 3rd, 1959 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 77 Sunset Strip - Private detective drama series.
  • Maverick - American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.
  • Fury - American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1959 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1959.

  • The Rifleman
  • The Huckleberry Hound Show
  • Leave It to Beaver
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Looney Tunes

1959 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1959:

  • Crater Critters

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 3rd of January:


US President

Who was the US President on January 3rd, 1959?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 3rd, 1959?

  • Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 3rd, 1959 was probably conceived around the 26th of March, 1958. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 3rd, 1959 is the 13th of October, 1959. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 3rd, 1959.

  • 22,663 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,958,083,200 seconds have passed since the January 3rd, 1959.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,284,430,400 times.
  • Since January 3rd, 1959, earth has travelled approximately 1,010,370,931,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 326,347,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 168,395,155 steps. That's about 74,842 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,496,998 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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