What are the important events that happened on February 3, 1959? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 3, 1959: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 3, 1959 is the 34th day of the year 1959 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 331 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 21, 1959 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘triacontatetragon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $198.94. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Dog is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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February 3, 1959 Historical Events

  • 1959
    A plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson and the incident becomes known as The Day the Music Died.

Who were born on February 3, 1959?

  • 1959
    Ferzan Özpetek, Turkish film director
  • 1959
    Lol Tolhurst, English musician (The Cure)
  • 1959
    Thomas Calabro, American actor
  • 1959
    Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)

Who died on February 3, 1959?

  • 1959
    The Day the Music Died: Buddy Holly, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 1959
    The Day the Music Died: J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, American singer (b. 1930)
  • 1959
    The Day the Music Died: Ritchie Valens, American singer (b. 1941)
  • 1959
    The Day the Music Died: Roger Peterson, pilot (b. 1937)

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