On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Billy Barnes Revue" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 87 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Queen Elizabeth II is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Stinchcomb Memorial in Cleveland Metroparks' dedicated

Famous Birthdays

  • Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky 4, Masters of Universe) [or Nov 3]
  • Mark Peel, Australian historian and academic
  • Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Ron Drummond, American writer
  • Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian
1959 Highlights

About October 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra