On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1959

Historical Events


Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

13th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Montreal Canadiens beat All-Stars, 6-1

NHL Legend Jean Béliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Béliveau

Famous Birthdays

  • Carmen Russo, Miss Teenage Italy (1972), born in Genoa, Italy

Person of interestFred Couples

Fred Couples, American golfer (US Masters 1992), born in Seattle, Washington

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • Greg Proops, American actor and comedian
  • Jack Wagner, American actor (General Hospital; Melrose Place) and pop singer ("All I Need"), born in Washington, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • William Bishop, American actor (Black Eagle, Adventures in Silverado, It's a Great Life), dies of cancer at 42
1959 Highlights

About October 3, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra