On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1959

Historical Events

  • Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Rick Carlisle, American basketball guard and head coach (Dallas Mavericks 2008-19; Indiana Pacers; NBA Coach of the Year 2002, Detroit Pistons), born in Ogdensburg, New York
1959 Highlights

About October 27, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 6 months and 21 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: Travellin' Light - Cliff Richard & The Shadows