On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1959

Historical Events

  • Constitution of Tunisia promulgated (National Day)
  • Two-time defending champion Monterrey, Mexico ruled ineligible to compete in Little League Baseball World Series for using players outside predetermined geographical area

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Wilder, British rock vocalist and musician (Depeche Mode, 1982-85 - "People Are People"; Recoil), born in Hammersmith, London
  • Martin Brundle, British auto racer (World Sportscar C'ship 1988; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1990) and F1 television commentator (ITV, BBC), born in King's Lynn, England

Famous Deaths

  • Sax Rohmer [Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward], English author (Dr Fu Manchu novels), dies at 76
1959 Highlights

About June 1, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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