On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1959

Historical Events

  • Chicago White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox gets a MLB Opening Day record tying 5 hits in 7 at-bats in a 14-inning, 9–7 win in Detroit

Famous Birthdays

  • Babyface [Kenneth Edmonds], American Grammy Award-winning R&B singer, songwriter ("Every Time I Close My Eyes") and record producer (Boyz II Men; Whitney Houston; Ariana Grande; Eric Clapton), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Brian Setzer, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Stray Cats - "Rock This Town"), born in Massapequa Park, New York
  • Yvan Loubier, Canadian politician and one of founders of the Bloc Québécois, born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Weddings

Akihito

Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda

1959 Highlights

About April 10, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries