On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Happy Town" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 5 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lee Harvey Oswald signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Pan Am begins regular flights around the world

Famous Birthdays

  • Bradley Whitford, American actor and political activist (The West Wing), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (Electric Landlady), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Prince Friedrich Aloys Johannes Maria, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania, dies at 88
1959 Highlights

About October 10, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra