On This Day

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Foster Dulles

John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71

US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
US Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles

1959 Highlights

About May 24, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini