On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1959

Historical Events

Theatrical Finale

"West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances

  • Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game

US Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, Churchill Valley CC: Mickey Wright successfully defends her Open title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs


Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Jurgens, American comic book writer (The Death of Superman), born in Ortonville, Minnesota

Janusz Kamiński

Janusz Kamiński, Polish cinematographer (Schindler's List), born in Ziębice, Poland

  • Khadja Nin, Burundian singer (Sambolera), born in Burundi
  • Lorrie Morgan, American country singer (Out of Your Shoes), born in Nashville, Tennessee
1959 Highlights

About June 27, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

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