What Happened on March 15, 1959

Historical Events

Golf Tournament

LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Louise Suggs wins her 4th Titleholders title by 1 stroke from Betsy Rawls

  • Robert Foster sets record by staying underwater 13 m 42.5 s
  • WILX TV channel 10 in Lansing, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1959 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Eliot Teltscher, American tennis player (French Open mixed doubles 1983; world #6 singles 1982), born in Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Harold Baines, American Baseball HOF outfielder (6 × MLB All-Star; Chicago WS, Texas Rangers; Oakland A's, Baltimore Orioles) and coach (World Series 2005 Chicago WS), born in Easton Maryland
  • Lisa Holton, American writer
  • Renny Harlin, Finnish film director
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Duncan Hines, American restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens), dies at 78
  • Lester Young, American jazz musician, dies at 49

About March 15, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Venus - Frankie Avalon
  • UK #1 Song: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Platters