On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1959

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

Lou Costello

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

1959 Highlights

About March 3, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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