What Happened on March 9, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Juno" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1st known radar contact is made with Venus
  • Barbie, the popular toy doll make her debut. Estimated over a billion sold worldwide in over 150 countries.

Famous Birthdays

  • Kato [Brian] Kaelin, actor (Beach Fever)/OJ roommate/witness
  • Lonny Price, actor (Muppets Take Manhattan), born in NYC, New York