On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st telecast transmitted from England to US
  • Governor of Louisiana Earl K. Long is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital's director fired and replaced with a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane
  • New York City premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme's "The Nun's Story"

Famous Deaths

  • Ethel Barrymore [Blythe], American actress (None but the Lonely Heart), dies at 79