What Happened on October 23, 1959

Historical Events

  • Chinese troops move into India, 17 die

Famous Birthdays

Weird Al YankovicWeird Al Yankovic (63 years old)

American accordionist and parody singer-songwriter ("Eat It"; "Another One Rides The Bus"), and actor (UHF; Naked Gun), born in Downey, California

  • Sam Raimi, American filmmaker and actor (Spiderman trilogy, Evil Dead series), born in Royal Oak, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Gerda Lundequist 'The Swedish Sarah Bernhardt', Swedish stage actress, dies at 88
1959 Highlights

About October 23, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • UK #1 Song: Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin