What Happened on March 6, 1959

Historical Events

Emmy Awards

11th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr win

  • Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles)

Famous Birthdays

  • Saul Anuzis, American politician
  • Thomas "Tom" Arnold, American actor (Tom, True Lies) and former husband of actress Rosanne Barr, born in Iowa
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Stone, renowned American circus performer and broadway actor (Alice Adams), dies at 85

About March 6, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Venus - Frankie Avalon
  • UK #1 Song: As I Love You - Shirley Bassey