On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1959

Historical Events

  • Tiger's Charlie Maxwell hits 4 consecutive HRs in a doubleheader

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Elton, English actor and comedian (Blackadder Back & Forth, Friday Night Live), born in Fitzrovia, London
  • Carlos De León, Puerto Rican boxer (WBC cruiserweight champion (1980–82, 83–85, 86–88, 89–90), born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico (d. 2020)
  • David Ball, English rock keyboardist (Soft Cell), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Uma Bharati, Indian politician, Minister of Drinking Water & Sanitation, born in Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh, India
1959 Highlights

About May 3, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus