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
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Blore, British stage and screen actor (The Lone Wolf; Bowery to Baghdad; Abie's Irish Rose; Love Happy), dies of s heart attack at 71
1959 Highlights

About March 2, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Venus - Frankie Avalon
  • UK #1 Song: As I Love You - Shirley Bassey