What Happened on May 15, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 100th anniversary of 1st college baseball game, between Amherst & Williams Teams reenact the original contest
  • 12th Cannes Film Festival: "Black Orpheus" directed by Marcel Camus wins the Palme d'Or

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Eldritch, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
  • Kaokor Galaxy, Thai boxer

Famous Deaths

  • Berend van den Amstel, [Bernard CED Hattink], Dutch actor, dies at 56