On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1959

Historical Events

Historic Event

Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour

Historic Event

US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles resigns


Famous Birthdays

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson, British actress (Henry V, Howards End, Oscar 1992), born in London, England

  • Fruit Chan, Hong Kong film director, born in Guangdong, China
  • Kevin Lowe, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach and executive (Edmonton Oilers; Stanley Cup x 6), born in Lachute, Quebec
  • Thomas F. Wilson, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1959 Highlights

About April 15, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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