On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1959

Historical Events

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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

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

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

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante
  • Patrice Lumumba arrested in Belgian Congo
  • WOV-AM in NYC changes call letters to WADO

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie MacDonald, Welsh rocker (The Alarm-Knocking on Heaven's Door), born in St. Asaph, Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Gershon Agron, mayor of Jerusalem, dies at 66
1959 Highlights

About November 1, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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