On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1959

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Some Like It Hot", directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is released in NYC

Actor Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Actress Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
  • Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Blanchard, Canadian mountaineer, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Brad McCrimmon, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1979-97 (Philadelphia Flyers; Calgary Flames and 4 others), born in Dodsland, Saskatchewan (d. 2011)
  • Perry Farrell [Peretz Bernstein], American rock singer-songwriter (Jane's Addiction - "Just Because"; Porno For Pyros - "Pets"), born in Queens, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Barthelemy Boganda, Central African Republic's 1st president, dies
  • Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer, dies at 84
1959 Highlights

About March 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries