On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Ben-Hur" directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston premieres in New York City (Academy Awards Best Picture 1960)

  • Wash Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Quinn, Northern Irish footballer and football manager

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin, Russian mathematician, dies at 65
  • Arthur Q Bryan, American voice actor, comedian and radio personality (Beulah, The Devil Bat), dies from a heart attack at 60