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"; Edie Brickell; The Waterboys), born in England
Born in 1959

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? 64 years, 6 months and 3 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