What Happened on May 24, 1959

Historical Events

  • 1st house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania)
  • Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Mario Igrec, Croatian jazz guitarist, composer and music professor (Cubismo), born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Pelle Lindbergh, Swedish NHL goaltender, 1981-86, Vezina Award winner (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)

Famous Deaths

1959 Highlights

About May 24, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
  • UK #1 Song: A Fool Such As I/I Need Your Love Tonight - Elvis Presley