What Happened on June 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • In South Africa, Apartheid government efforts to remove Black people from Cato Manor close to the Durban city center to Kwa Mashu, a newly established black township on the outskirts, is met with violent resistance.

Famous Birthdays

  • The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], professional wrestler, born in Crawfordsville, Indiana (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

George Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), commits suicide by shooting himself in the head at 45