On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1959

Historical Events

  • 13th Tony Awards: J B & Redhead win
  • France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria

Famous Birthdays

  • Elissa Leeds, American actress (Cissy-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York
  • Liu Xiao Ling Tong [Zhang Jinlai], Chinese actor (Journey to the West - "Monkey King"), born in Shanghai, China

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Willem Mulder, Dutch conductor, composer, and teacher, dies at 60
  • James Gleason, American writer and actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool), dies at 76
1959 Highlights

About April 12, 1959

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

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