On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Juno" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1st known radar contact is made with Venus
  • Barbie makes her debut at the American Toy Fair in New York. Over a billion have been sold worldwide since.
  • The Coasters' single "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2 on the Billboard Top 100

Famous Birthdays

  • Kato Kaelin, American actor (Beach Fever), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Lonny Price, American actor (Muppets Take Manhattan), born in NYC, New York
1959 Highlights

About March 9, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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