What Happened on October 17, 1959

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

  • Stinchcomb Memorial in Cleveland Metroparks' dedicated

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Peel, Australian historian and academic
  • Norm MacDonald, Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor (Saturday Night Live, 1993-98; Dirty Work; The Norm Show), born in Quebec City, Quebec (d. 2021)
  • 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? 63 years, 3 months and 10 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