On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Gypsy" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 702 performances
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Children's Petting Farm opens (Cleveland, Ohio)

Famous Birthdays

  • Brisn Lenihan, Jnr, Irish politician and minister, born in Dublin (d. 2011)
  • Nick Cassavetes, American actor and director (The Notebook), born in NYC, New York
1959 Highlights

About May 21, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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