What Happened on June 23rd, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim, Norway kills 34 people.
  • Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific career).

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Sharp, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Quinte Festival), born in Hamilton, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Boris Vian, French writer and musician (b. 1920)
  • Jean Gallon, composer, dies at 80