On This Day

What Happened on November 29, 1959

Historical Events

  • 2nd Grammy Awards: Mack The Knife, Bobby Darin wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Neal Broten, Roseau Canada, NHL center (NJ Devils)
  • Rahm Emanuel, American politician (Mayor of Chicago 2011-19; White House Chief of Staff 2009-10; U.S Representative from Illinois, 2003-09), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Rich Camarillo, NFL punter (Houston Oilers)

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • Hans Henny Jahnn, writer, dies at 64
1959 Highlights

About November 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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