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, American country music singer (Diggin' Up Bones), 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? 61 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus