What are the important events that happened on January 8, 1959? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 8, 1959: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 8, 1959 is the 8th day of the year 1959 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 357 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 26, 1958 – a Thursday. 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 ‘octagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $977.80. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald 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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Who were born on January 8, 1959?

  • 1959
    Duk Koo Kim, Korean boxer (d. 1982)
  • 1959
    Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Crowded House) (d. 2005)

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