On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1959

Historical Events

Sports History

Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale hits his 2nd Opening Day HR

  • Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Lockheed factory
  • Yip Harburg, Fred Saidy, and Harold Arlen's musical "Jamaica", starring Lena Horne, closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 558 performances
1959 Highlights

About April 11, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Come Softly To Me - The Fleetwoods
  • UK #1 Song: Side Saddle - Russ Conway