On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1959

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)

NBA Record

Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot

  • NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

Frank Lloyd Wright

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

1959 Highlights

About April 9, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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