On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernesto Canto, Mexican race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1984; World C'ship gold 20k 1983), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2020)
  • John Nord, former American pro wrestler
  • Kirby Chambliss, Aerobatic pilot and Red Bull Air Racer
  • Milčo Mančevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
  • Steve Swayne, Dartmouth Professor

Famous Deaths

  • Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete and marathoner (Olympic gold 1928), shot to death in a cafe at 61
1959 Highlights

About October 18, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra