What Happened on June 26, 1959

Historical Events

  • 9th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Cousins" wins Golden Bear

Boxing Title Fight

Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

St. Lawrence Seaway

Queen Elizabeth II and US President Dwight D. Eisenhower open the St. Lawrence Seaway, allowing oceangoing vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes of North America

1959 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark McKinney, Canadian comedian and actor (The Kids in the Hall), born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies

About June 26, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 1 day
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