On This Day

What Happened on March 11, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Raisin in the Sun", 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens
  • 4th Eurovision Song Contest: Teddy Scholten for Netherlands wins singing "Een beetje" in Cannes

Famous Deaths

  • Haydn Wood, English composer, dies at 76
  • Lester Dent, American writer (Doc Savage), dies at 54
1959 Highlights

About March 11, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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