On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1959

Historical Events

  • "The 400 Blows", French film directed by François Truffaut, starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, is released

Music awardsGrammy Awards

First Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • Pulitzer Prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (JB)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Tway, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1986), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Person of interestRandy Travis

Randy Travis [Traywick], American country and gospel music singer ("Diggin' Up Bones"; "Forever and Ever, Amen"), and actor, born in Marshville, North Carolina

Country Music Singer Randy Travis
Country Music Singer
Randy Travis
  • Rohn Stark, American football NFL punter (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Scott Armstrong, American professional wrestling referee, born in Marietta, Georgia
1959 Highlights

About May 4, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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