What Happened on April 16, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 performances
  • Datu Abdul Rozak inaugurated as premier of Malaysia federation
  • Phils' Dave Philley gets a major league record 9th straight pinch hit

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Kursinski, American equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • Scott McKinsey, American television director, born in California

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Halton, British stage actor (Dr Cyclops, Tugboat Annie Sails Again), dies at 83
1959 Highlights

About April 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 20 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