What Happened on October 31, 1959

Historical Events

Historic Event

Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to USA

  • USSR & Egypt sign contracts for building Aswan Dam

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Henricksson, American tennis star, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Neal Stephenson, American author, born in Fort Meade, Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Cabannes, French physicist (b. 1885)
1959 Highlights

About October 31, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 7 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