What Happened on November 23, 1959

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "Fiorello!", about New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia, directed by George Abbott, and starring Tom Bosley, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 796 performances, winning 3 Tony Awards

Famous Birthdays

  • Brook Jacoby, American baseball third baseman, 1981-92 (Cleveland Indians and 2 other teams), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dominique Dunne, American actress (Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker; Poltergeist), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)
  • Maxwell Caulfield, British stage and screen actor (Dynasty/The Colbys - "Miles"), born in Derbyshire, England
Born in 1959
1959 Highlights

About November 23, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 6 months and 9 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