What Happened on October 4, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Music concertMusic Concert

Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Cello concert premieres in Leningrad

  • First Baseball World Series game played west of St Louis; LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox 3-1 in Game 3; record 92,394 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts in Cleveland Browns, 34-7 win at Chicago Cardinals

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Netherlands equal best performance against neighbours Belgium; win, 9-1 in soccer friendly at De Kuip, Rotterdam; Piet van der Kuil & Faas Wilkes score 3 apiece
  • USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Lowe, English rock keyboardist (One Under The Eight, Pet Shop Boys), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Tony Meo, English billiards champion (snookers)