What Happened on March 15, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Tournament

Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Richard Rogers' "No Strings" opens on Broadway
  • Robert Foster sets record by staying underwater 13 m 42.5 s
  • WILX TV channel 10 in Lansing, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Eliot Teltscher, California, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
  • Harold Baines, Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • Lisa Holton, American writer
  • Renny Harlin, Finnish film director

Famous Deaths

  • Lester Young, American musician (b. 1909)