What Happened on April 24, 1959

Historical Events

  • Netherland Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier)
  • WICD TV channel 15 in Champaign, IL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Malcolm Oastler, Australian engineer (Jaguar Racing), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Yvonne Cagle, American astronaut and physician, born in West Point, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Jef van Hoof, Flemish composer, dies at 72
1959 Highlights

About April 24, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Come Softly To Me - The Fleetwoods
  • UK #1 Song: It Doesn't Matter Anymore - Buddy Holly