February 3rd, 1959

February 3rd, 1959, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 34 of 1959. The decade was the 1950s.

61 years, 11 months and 14 days have passed since February 3rd, 1959.

On This Date

Events that occurred on February 3rd, 1959:

  • Buddy Holly is killed in a plane crash.

Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 61 years, 11 months and 14 days have passed since February 3rd, 1959.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 06 of 1959.
  • Leap Year: 1959 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 3rd, 1959, will be 61 years of age.
  • People born in 1959 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.

Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 3rd, 1959:

  • 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.
  • February 16th, 1959: Fidel Castro is sworn in as prime minister of Cuba.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

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

Television Shows

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

  • Rawhide - American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
  • 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 February:

US President

Who was the US President on February 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 February 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 February 3rd, 1959 was probably conceived around the 26th of April, 1958. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 3rd, 1959 is the 13th of November, 1959. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 22,629 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,955,145,600 seconds have passed since the February 3rd, 1959.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,281,003,200 times.
  • Since February 3rd, 1959, earth has travelled approximately 1,008,855,129,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 325,857,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 168,142,522 steps. That's about 74,730 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,461,747 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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