On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • France beats Wales, 11-3 at Stade Colombes to win the Five Nations Rugby Championship outright for the first time
  • Mali Federation founded, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)

Famous Deaths

  • Stanley Snooke, cricketer (bro of S J, duck in South African Test), dies