On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Charles Van Doren confesses that TV quiz show "Twenty-One" was fixed
  • The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark May, American College Football Hall of Fame guard and broadcaster (Super Bowl 1982, 87; Washington Redskins), born in Oneonta, NY
  • Peter Mullan, Scottish actor and filmmaker (The Magdalene Sisters), born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Saïd Aouita, Moroccan athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m 1984), born in Kenitra, Morocco