On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1959

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 (Public Enemy), 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 B. Salling, second to last documented Civil War veteran, dies at 111
1959 Highlights

About March 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces