On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1959

Historical Events

  • A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim, Norway kills 34 people
  • Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific careerhistory of ultrasounds

Famous Deaths

  • Boris Vian, French writer and musician (b. 1920)
  • Jean Gallon, French composer, dies at 80
1959 Highlights

About June 23, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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