On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1959

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

"Sound of Music" musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II first opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, for 1443 performances

Composer Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers

Famous Birthdays

  • Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Corey Pavin, American golfer (US Open 1995; 15 PGA Tour titles), born in Oxnard, California
1959 Highlights

About November 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio