On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1959

Historical Events

NBA Record

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

Historic Event

US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill

Famous Birthdays

  • Irene Cara [Escalera], American Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Fame"; Flashdance...What A Feeling"), and actress (Fame: D.C. Cab), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director
1959 Highlights

About March 18, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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