On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Iraq & USSR sign economic and technical treaty

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestFlavor Flav

Flavor Flav [William Drayton Jr], American rapper and reality TV star, born in Roosevelt, New York

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • Jens Stoltenberg, Norwegian politician and former Prime Minister of Norway (2000-1, 2005-13), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Michael J Bloomfield, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 86), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Stan Thorn, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • John Sailling, last documented Civil War veteran, dies at 111