What Happened on March 8, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Groucho, Chico & Harpo Marx's final TV appearance together
  • KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq

Famous Birthdays

  • Aidan Quinn, actor (Avalon, Desperately Seeking Susan, Mission)

Famous Deaths

  • Abdel Wahab Shawwaf, Iraqi colonel/putschist, murdered