On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1959

Historical Events

  • Alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" great white shark off the coast of Ceduna, Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Only [Gerald Caiafa Jr], American musician (Misfits), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • Michael Timmins, Canadian musician (Cowboy Junkies), born in Montreal

Person of interestRobert Smith

Robert Smith, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Cure-Hell's Kitchen), born in Blackpool, England

Musician Robert Smith
Robert Smith
  • Tim Jacobus, American artist (Goosebumps)
1959 Highlights

About April 21, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus