What Happened on March 21, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Juno" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 113th Grand National: Michael Scudamore wins aboard 8/1 second favourite Oxo; only 4 of 32 starters finish the race

Sports History

21st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: California beats West Virginia, 71-70; WV future Hall of Fame point guard Jerry West is named MOP

1959 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Nobuo Uematsu, Japanese composer
  • Sarah Jane Morris, English pop-jazz-R&B singer-songwriter, born in Southampton, England
Born in 1959

About March 21, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Venus - Frankie Avalon
  • UK #1 Song: Side Saddle - Russ Conway