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 and record producer, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Brian Setzer, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Stray Cats), born in Massapequa Park, New York
  • Yvan Loubier, Canadian politician and one of founders of the Bloc Québécois, born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda

Emperor of Japan Akihito
Emperor of Japan

1959 Highlights

About April 10, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries