What Happened on March 18, 1959

Historical Events

NBA Record

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

Event of Interest

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 (d. 2022)
  • Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director
Born in 1959

About March 18, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Venus - Frankie Avalon
  • UK #1 Song: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Platters