On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1959

Historical Events

  • UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children's Rights
  • WABC fires Alan Freed over payola scandal

Famous Birthdays

  • James P. McGovern, American politician (Rep-D-Mass 1997-), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Sean Young, American actress (Dune, Blade Runner), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Alfonso L√≥pez Pumarejo, 16th President of Colombia (Liberal: 1934-38 and 1942-46) and statesman (President of UN security council 1948), dies at 73
1959 Highlights

About November 20, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio