On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1959

Historical Events

  • 1st US Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • European Cup Final, Stuttgart: Real Madrid beats Stade de Reims, 2-0; 4th consecutive title for Los Blancos
  • Singapore adopts constitution

Historic Communication

US President Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker a message off the Moon


Famous Birthdays

  • Sam Mills, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers), (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Ole Windingstad, Norwegian conductor (Brooklyn's Scandinavian Symphony Orchestra, 1913-39), pianist and composer, dies after a heart attack at 73
1959 Highlights

About June 3, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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