What happened this day in history January 4, 1959

What are the important events that happened on January 4, 1959? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 4, 1959: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 4, 1959 is the 4th day of the year 1959 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 361 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 22, 1958 – a Sunday. 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 ‘tetragon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $5,529.00. (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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January 4, 1959 Historical Events

  • 1959
    Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.

Who were born on January 4, 1959?

  • 1959
    Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist

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