On This Day

What Happened on November 28, 1959

Historical Events

  • 24th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-0 in Birmingham, breaking a streak of five consecutive victories by Auburn in the series
  • CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats (21-7) for a second straight year
  • KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook - Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum

Famous Birthdays

  • Judd Nelson, actor (Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan), born in Portland, Maine
  • R Glynn Holt, Plainveiw Texas, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)
  • Stephen Roche, bicylist

Famous Deaths

  • Lester Vail, American actor (Dance Fools Dance, Consolation Marriage), dies at 60
1959 Highlights

About November 28, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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