On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

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

Famous Deaths

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