What Happened on November 17, 1959

Historical Events

  • De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond

Sports History

SF Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year

  • William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof
1959 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Terry Fenwick, English footballer
  • William R. Moses, American actor (Cole-Falcon Crest), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer, cellist, guitarist, and conductor (Bachianas Brasileiras), dies at 72

About November 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 7 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