What Happened on November 29, 1959

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Neal Broten, American NHL center, 1980-97 (US Olympic gold, 1980; Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars, and 3 other teams), born in Roseau, Minnesota
  • 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, American NFL punter, 1981-96, 5X Pro Bowl (New England Patriots, Phoenix Cardinals, and 3 other teams), born in Whittier, California
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

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

About November 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 24 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: What Do You Want - Adam Faith