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)

  • Wash Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year

Famous Birthdays

  • 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? 60 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio