What Happened on May 4, 1959

Historical Events

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

Grammy Awards

First Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win

Event of Interest

Pulitzer Prize awarded to Archibald MacLeish (J.B.)

1959 History

Famous Birthdays

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

Randy TravisRandy Travis (63 years old)

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

  • Rohn Stark, American football NFL punter (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Scott Armstrong, American professional wrestling referee, born in Marietta, Georgia
Born in 1959

About May 4, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Happy Organ - Dave "Baby" Cortez
  • UK #1 Song: It Doesn't Matter Anymore - Buddy Holly