On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1959

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles resigns

US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
US Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestEmma Thompson

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

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
  • 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? 61 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries