What Happened on May 10, 1959

Historical Events

  • Giants Jim Hearn allows 2 runs against Pirates, game is suspended, Hearn is released & charged with loss 2 months after his retirement
  • Soviet forces arrive in Afghanistan

Famous Birthdays

  • Cindy Hyde-Smith, American politician (Senator-R-Mississippi 2018-), born in Brookhaven, Mississippi
  • Dan Schayes, NBA center/forward (Miami Heat, Orlando Magic)

Famous Weddings

Julie Andrews

British stage actress and singer Julie Andrews (23) weds British theatrical set designer Tony Walton (24) in Weybridge, Surrey, England; divorce in 1968

1959 Highlights

About May 10, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
  • UK #1 Song: A Fool Such As I/I Need Your Love Tonight - Elvis Presley