On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 13th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics sweep Minnesota Lakers in 4 games, first of Boston Celtics record 8 straight titles
  • Baltimore Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Washington Senators)

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Innis, American country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Famous Deaths

Person of interestFrank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (Guggenheim) recognized as "the greatest American architect of all time", dies at 89