On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1959

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer and Dancer Chubby Checker
Singer and Dancer
Chubby Checker
  • Eddie Lubanski bowls 2 consecutive perfect games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • Shunryu Suzuki completes his historical Japan to SF voyage
  • Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Brill, German politician (b. 1895)
1959 Highlights

About June 22, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer