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

Maxwell Anderson

Maxwell Anderson, American dramatist (Key Largo, Bath Seed), dies of a stroke at 70

Playwright and Dramatist Maxwell Anderson
Playwright and Dramatist
Maxwell Anderson
1959 Highlights

About February 28, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

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