On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb" by Byrnes & Connie Stevens hits #4

Music Premiere

Mary Rodgers & Marshall Barer's musical "Once Upon A Mattress", starring Carol Burnett and directed by George Abbott, opens at Phoenix Theatre, NYC; runs for 244 performances

Sports History

New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends

Famous Birthdays

  • Martha Quinn, MTV VJ (Tracey-Bradys), born in Albany, New York
1959 Highlights

About May 11, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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