On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1959

Historical Events

  • "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances
  • Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game

Sport awardUS 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

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestJanusz Kamiński

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

Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński
Janusz Kamiński
  • 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? 61 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer