What Happened on October 29, 1959

Historical Events

Historic Publication

"Asterix" is first published in the French magazine "Pilote" by Rene Goscinny, illustrated by Albert Uderzo

  • 10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced

Famous Birthdays

  • Finola Hughes, English actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive), born in London, England
  • Jesse Barfield, American MLB outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • John Magufuli, Tanzanian politician (President of Tanzania (2015-2021), born in Chato, Tanganyika (d. 2021)

Mike Gartner (63 years old)

Canadian NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • Tamar Baruch, Dutch actress (Small Truth, Q & Q), born in Laren, Netherlands
Born in 1959

About October 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 26 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