On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1959

Historical Events


Sports record brokenNBA Record

Boston Celtic's Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

  • Irene Cara, Bronx actress/singer (Fame, DC Cab, Certain Fury), born in NYC, New York
  • Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director
1959 Highlights

About March 18, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces