On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1959

Historical Events

  • De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
  • William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer, cellist, guitarist, and conductor (Bachianas Brasileiras), dies at 72
1959 Highlights

About November 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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