On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1959

Historical Events

  • Chinese troops move into India, 17 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Sam Raimi, actor (Indian Summer, Thou Shalt Not Kill Except)

Person of interestWeird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic [Alfred Matthew], American parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun), born in Downey, California

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

Famous Deaths

  • Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (b. 1871)
1959 Highlights

About October 23, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio