On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1959

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Huddy, Oshawa, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Lydia Lunch, American singer/poetess (Teenage Jesus, Jerks)

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? 61 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini