On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1959

Historical Events

  • Australia & USSR restore diplomatic relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Clemenson, American actor (Boston Leagal; CSI:Miami), born in Humboldt, Iowa
  • Danny Ainge, American NBA basketball player (Boston Celtics, 1981-69; 3 other teams 1989-95), coach (Phoenix Suns, 1996-99), and executive (Boston Celtics, 2000-present)and MLB baseball (Toronto Blue Jays, 1979-81) player, born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Mike Lindup, British rock keyboardist, singer, and songwriter (Level 42 - "Lessons In Love"; "Something About You"), born in London, England
  • Paul Black [Marmorstein], American rock singer (L.A. Guns, 1985-87), and drummer, born in San Francisco, California

Famous Deaths

  • Raffaele d'Alessandro, Swiss pianist, organist, and composer, dies of a ruptured aorta on his 48th birthday
1959 Highlights

About March 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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