What Happened on October 28, 1959

Historical Events

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

Theater Premiere

Jean Genet's play "Les Negres" premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Neville Henry, British rock saxophonist (Blow Monkeys - "Wicked Ways")
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

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

About October 28, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 7 months and 1 day
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