On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

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

About March 21, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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