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
  • Shuping Wang, Chinese doctor who exposed China's HIV crisis, born in Fugou County, Henan, China (d. 2019)
  • Vasti Jackson, American electric blues guitarist, music director, and record producer, born in McComb, Mississippi
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

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

About October 20, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 5 months
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