What Happened on February 20, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Gullickson, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver

Famous Deaths

  • Ray McDonald, dancer, dies of barbituate overdose at 38