On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1959

Historical Events

  • American Football League awards Buffalo Bills franchise to Ralph C Wilson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jean Genet's "Les Negres" premieres in Paris

Novelist and Playwright Jean Genet
Novelist and Playwright
Jean Genet

Famous Birthdays

  • Neville Henry, British rock saxophonist (Blow Monkeys - "Wicked Ways")

Famous Deaths

  • Abe Waddington, cricketer (Yorks left-arm quick, Test avg 119), dies
  • Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (b. 1932)
  • Egon Kornauth, composer, dies at 68
1959 Highlights

About October 28, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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