On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 performances
  • Datu Abdul Rozak inaugurated as premier of Malaysia federation
  • NY Yankees unveil their 1st message scoreboard
  • 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