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)

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


1959 Highlights

About April 9, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries