What Happened on May 16, 1959

Historical Events

  • 84th Preakness: William Harmatz aboard Royal Orbit wins in 1:57
  • WTOM TV channel 4 in Cheboygan, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Patterson, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Mare Winningham, actress (St Elmo's Fire, Turner & Hooch), born in Phoenix, Arizona
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Elisha Scott, Irish soccer goalkeeper (31 caps Ireland [IFA]; Liverpool 430 games), dies at 65
  • Joe Cook, Stage comedian, dies at 69

About May 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 4 months and 13 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