What Happened on April 2, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Meagher, Australian baseball pitching coach (Olympics-1996)
  • Badou Zaki, Morrocan footballer and manager
  • Brian Goodell, American 400m/1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-1976)
  • Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, American 5K runner, born in NYC, New York
  • Dean Townson, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Gelindo Bordin, Italian marathon runner (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Juha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver
  • Ken Macleay, cricketer (at Bedford-on-Avon Aussie ODI medium pacer)
  • Yves Lavandier, French film director

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery) and film director (Häxan), dies at 79