What Happened on September 14, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Soviet Union's Luna-2 is 1st spacecraft to land on the Moon
  • WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Crosby, actress (Kristin-Dallas, Ice Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Morten Harket, Konigsberg Norway, rocker (Aha-Take on Me)

Famous Deaths

  • Wayne Morris, actor (Kid Galahad), dies of heart attack at 45