On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Patrick Bruel [Benguigui], Algerian-French actor (Coup of Sirocco), rock vocalist ("Marre de cette nana-là" - "Fed Up With That Chick"), and world class poker player, born in Tlemcen, Algeria

Famous Deaths

  • Sidney Bechet, American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, band leader, and composer ("Petite Fleur"), dies of lung cancer on his 62nd birthday
1959 Highlights

About May 14, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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