On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1959

Historical Events

  • Test debut for Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad v West Indies, aged 15 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Hansen, American reporter and correspondent (Dateline NBC: To Catch A Predator, 2004-07), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Chris Whitten, British session drummer (Paul McCartney - "Flowers In The Dirt"), born in England, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Raymond Chandler, British-American mystery writer novelist and screenwriter (Farewell My Lovely; The Long Goodbye; The Big Sleep), dies at 71
1959 Highlights

About March 26, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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