What Happened on May 26, 1959

Historical Events

  • Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Peaker, rower (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • Ole Bornedal, Danish film director, actor and producer
  • Steve Hanley, English rock bassist (The Fall; Tom Hingley and the Lovers; Brix & the Extricated), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Wayne Hussey, English rock singer and guitarist (Mission - "Lover for Life"), born in Bristol, England
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Walsh, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1906; no-hitter 1911; MLB record 1.82 career ERA; Chicago White Sox) and manager (Chicago WS 1924), dies at 78
  • Joe Kelly, American radio and television host (Quiz Kids, 1949-53), dies at 57
1959 Highlights

About May 26, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 7 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