What Happened on November 22, 1959

Historical Events

  • American Football League (AFL) conducts its first draft in Minneapolis with the 8 clubs selecting their playing rosters for the inaugural 1960 season

Famous Birthdays

  • Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
  • Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

Molla MalloryMolla Mallory (1884-1959)

American-Norwegian tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1915-18, 20-22, 26), dies at 75

  • Sam M. Lewis [Levine] American singer and lyricist ("Street of Dreams"; "Just Friends"; "Dinah"), dies at 74
1959 Highlights

About November 22, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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