What Happened on May 20, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Ford wins battle with Chrysler to call its new car "Falcon"
  • Japanese-Americans regain their citizenship
  • Shah of Persia visits Netherlands
  • Yanks sink to last place, 1st time since May 25, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Bronson Pinchot, actor (Perfect Strangers, Beverly Hills Cop), born in NYC, New York
  • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, American singer (d. 1997)
  • Peter Greene, American producer (After Midnight), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher, dies at 60