What Happened on November 19, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Rocky & His Friends" debuts on ABC
  • Ford Motors cancels its poorly received Edsel model

Famous Birthdays

  • Allison Janney, American actress (The West Wing, I Tonya), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jean-Francois Clervoy, French engineer and astronaut (STS 66, 84), born in Longeville, France
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Edward C. Tolman, American psychologist (behaviorism), dies at 73
  • Gerard J. Arbous, actor and publicist (Bohemian Amsterdam), dies at 83
  • Joseph Charbonneau, French Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal, dies at 67

About November 19, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • UK #1 Song: Travellin' Light - Cliff Richard & The Shadows