What Happened on June 2, 1959

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid", San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Huddy, Oshawa, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Lydia Lunch [Koch], American punk rock guitarist, singer (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks), actress, and poet, born in Rochester, New York
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Max RousiĆ©, French rugby footballer, dies in a car crash at 46
1959 Highlights

About June 2, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
  • UK #1 Song: A Fool Such As I/I Need Your Love Tonight - Elvis Presley