What Happened on October 15, 1959

Historical Events

  • KNDO TV channel 23 in Yakima, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • TV series "The Untouchables" starring Robert Stack premieres in the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Emeril Lagasse, American chef (Emeril Live), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Sarah Margaret Ferguson, English Duchess of York, born in London, England
  • Todd Solondz, American film director (Welcome to the Dollhouse), born in Newark, New Jersey
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1880)

Stepan Bandera (1909-1959)

Ukrainian nationalist, leader of the terrorist Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-B), Nazi collaborator and anti-communist, assassinated via cyanide gas at 50 by the KGB in Munich, West Germany

About October 15, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 11 months and 20 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: Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin