What Happened on November 21, 1959

Historical Events

Music History

Entertainer Jack Benny (violin) and US Vice-President Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Beashel, Australian star sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Tim Wilkison, American tennis player (6 ATP tiles), born in Shelby, North Carolina
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), dies at 50
1959 Highlights

About November 21, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 6 months and 14 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