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

Robert Smith

Robert Smith, British rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Cure - "Friday I'm In Love"), born in Blackpool, England

  • Tim Jacobus, American artist (Goosebumps)
1959 Highlights

About April 21, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus