What Happened on November 20, 1959

Historical Events

  • UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children's Rights
  • WABC fires Alan Freed over his refusal to swear innocence in payola scandal (accepting bribes from record companies)

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? 63 years, 2 months and 7 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