On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Goldilocks" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of Great Britain
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul of Canada, their 3rd title
  • Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by Carol Heiss USA
  • Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit
  • Men's World Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by David Jenkins USA
  • NFL trade, Chicago Cards trade Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players

Famous Birthdays

  • Sydney P Mufamadi, South African leader (SACP)

Famous Deaths

1959 Highlights

About February 28, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces