What Happened on June 22, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Along Came Jones" by The Coasters peaks at #9

Music History

"Class" the first hit by Chubby Checker peaks at #38 in the US

  • American bowler Eddie Lubanski bowls 2 consecutive perfect games

Sports History

Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)

  • Shunryu Suzuki completes his historical Japan to SF voyage
  • Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (fails)
1959 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicola Sirkis, French singer and lyricist (Indochine)
  • Wayne Federman, American comedian
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Brill, German politician (b. 1895)

About June 22, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
  • UK #1 Song: Roulette - Russ Conway