On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1959

Historical Events

  • Ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Sydney Opera House at Bennelong Point, Sydney

Famous Birthdays

  • Larry Stewart, American country singer (Restless Heart - "Alright Already"), born in Paducah, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Blore, British actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad, Abie's Irish Rose, Love Happy), dies at 70
1959 Highlights

About March 2, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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