On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 1959

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Richard Rogers' "No Strings" opens on Broadway
  • Robert Foster sets record by staying underwater 13 m 42.5 s
  • WILX TV channel 10 in Lansing, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Eliot Teltscher, California, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
  • Harold Baines, Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • Lisa Holton, American writer
  • Renny Harlin, Finnish film director

Famous Deaths

  • Duncan Hines, American restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens), dies at 78
  • Lester Young, American jazz musician, dies at 49
1959 Highlights

About March 15, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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