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 Prime Minister Diefenbaker a message off the Moon

1959 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Sam Mills, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers), (d. 2005)
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

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

About June 3, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
  • UK #1 Song: A Fool Such As I/I Need Your Love Tonight - Elvis Presley