What Happened on April 12, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 13th Tony Awards: J B & Redhead win

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria

Famous Birthdays

  • Elissa Leeds, actress (Cissy-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60
  • James Gleason, dies at 76