On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1880)
1959 Highlights

About October 15, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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