What Happened on October 1, 1959

Historical Events

  • Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 11-0 in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Comiskey Park; White Sox first WS appearance since 1919 'Black Sox Scandal'; LA wins series 4-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrei Vedernikov, Russian road cyclist (first Soviet to win individual amateur road race at World C'ships 1981), born in Izhevsk, Russia (d. 2020)
  • Koralia Karanti, Greek stage and screen actress, born in Athens, Greece

Youssou N'dourYoussou N'dour (63 years old)

Senegalese singer ("Shaking The Tree"), born in Dakar, Senegal


1959 Highlights

About October 1, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • UK #1 Song: Only Sixteen - Craig Douglas