On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1959

Historical Events

  • Bob Merrill's musical "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 448 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (d. 2005)
  • Marc Shaiman, American film and Broadway composer (When Harry Met Sally; Hairspray), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Todd Graff, American actor (Five Corners, Dominic & Eugene), born in NYC, New York
1959 Highlights

About October 22, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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