On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st US probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, launched
  • British government arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis
  • San Francisco Giants rename their stadium Candlestick Park

Famous Birthdays

  • Romeo Zondervan, Dutch soccer player (NAC)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestLou Costello

Lou Costello, American comedian and actor (The Abbott and Costello Show), dies from a heart attack at 52

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello