What Happened on May 1, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • West Germany introduces 5 day work week
  • White Sox Early Wynn beats Red Sox 1-0 on his own HR

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Johnson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers)
  • Paul Smith, rock saxophonist (Haircut 100)

Famous Deaths

  • Oscar Torp, Norwegian premier, dies