What Happened on November 1, 1959

Historical Events

Sports History

Future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown runs for 5 touchdowns in Cleveland Browns, 38-31 win over Baltimore Colts at Memorial Stadium

Sports History

Montreal Canadiens’ goal tender Jacques Plante becomes first NHL net-minder to wear a fibreglass protective face mask

Event of Interest

Patrice Lumumba arrested in Belgian Congo arrested for inciting an anti-colonial riot in Stanleyville

  • WOV-AM in NYC changes call letters to WADO
1959 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie MacDonald, Welsh rocker (The Alarm - "68 Guns"; ""Rain in the Summertime"), born in St. Asaph, Wales
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Gershon Agron, mayor of Jerusalem, dies at 66

About November 1, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • UK #1 Song: Travellin' Light - Cliff Richard & The Shadows