What Happened on March 29, 1959

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Some Like It Hot", American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, premieres at the Lowe’s Capital Theatre, NYC

  • 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, Swedish composer, dies at 84
1959 Highlights

About March 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 2 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