On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1959

Historical Events

  • South African Apartheid government efforts to remove Black people from Cato Manor close to the Durban city center to newly established black township Kwa Mashu, on outskirts met with violent resistance

Famous Birthdays

  • The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], professional wrestler, born in Crawfordsville, Indiana (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGeorge Reeves

George Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), commits suicide by shooting himself in the head at 45


1959 Highlights

About June 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini