On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1959

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)

Actor Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
Film Director William Wyler
Film Director
William Wyler
  • Wash Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year

Famous Birthdays

  • Cindy Blackman Santana, American jazz and rock session and touring drummer (Lenny Kravitz; Santana), born in Yellow Springs, Ohio
  • Jimmy Quinn, Irish soccer striker (46 caps, Northern Ireland; Reading) and manager (Reading, Swindon, Cambridge, Bournemouth), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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
1959 Highlights

About November 18, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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