On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond
  • Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 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/pianist/conductor, dies at 72