What Happened on June 29, 1959

Historical Events

Catholic Encyclical

Pope John XXIII publishes his 1st encyclical "On truth, unity, & peace, in charity"

Famous Birthdays

  • Larry Parham, 4th victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (1st to die)
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • A. Cecil Snyder, American lawyer and Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, dies at 51
1959 Highlights

About June 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 2 days
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: Dream Lover - Bobby Darin