On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1959

Historical Events

  • Clark Griffith of Senators says team will not move the franchise
  • WABG TV channel 6 in Greenwood-Greenville, MS (ABC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Janice McCaffrey, Canadian 10k walker (Olympics 25-92, 96), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Mark Little, Australian actor and comedian (Neighbours), born in Brisbane
  • Razor Ramon [Scott Hall], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA/Florida/AWA/KC)
  • Shuping Wang, Chinese doctor who exposed China's HIV crisis, born in Fugou County, Henan, China (d, 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Werner Krauss, German actor (Joyless Street), dies at 75 (b. 1884)
1959 Highlights

About October 20, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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