What Happened on April 9, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 13th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics sweep Minn Lakers in 4 games Boston Celtics wins 8th straight title
  • Balt Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Wash Senators)

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Innis, Bartlesville Oklahoma, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Frank Lloyd Wright, US architect (Guggenheim Museum NY), dies at 89