On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1959

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 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? 60 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio