What Happened on February 22, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st Daytona 500: Lee Petty wins (135.521 MPH)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jiří Čunek, Czech politician
  • Kyle MacLachlan, American actor (Blue Velvet, Dune, Twin Peaks), born in Yakima, Washington
  • Susan Benjamin, actress (Tracy-Accidental Family)

Famous Deaths

  • Helen Parrish, American actress (Hour Glass, Three Smart Girls Grow Up), dies of cancer at 35