On This Day

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)
  • Youssou N'dour, Senegalese singer (Shaking The Tree), born in Dakar
1959 Highlights

About October 1, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra