On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1959

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
Cartoonist Albert Uderzo
Cartoonist
Albert Uderzo
  • 10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestMike Gartner

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

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • Tamar Baruch, actress (Small Truth, Q & Q)
1959 Highlights

About October 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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