On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1959

Historical Events

  • KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba's Nes Destour party wins every seat

Famous Birthdays

  • Chi Chi LaRue [Larry David Paciotti], American gay alternative film director and drag queen, born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Simon Davis, Australian cricket pace bowler (Test v NZ 1986, no wkts), born in Brighton, Victoria, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Sherman Land, founder of the Order of DeMolay, dies at 69
1959 Highlights

About November 8, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio