What Happened on October 5, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • David Shannon, American Caldecott Medal-winning children's book writer and illustrator (No, David!), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Maya Lin, American designer (Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Civil Rights Memorial), born in Athens, Ohio
  • Troy Luccketta, American rock drummer (Tesla - "Psychotic Supper"), born in Lodi, California
Born in 1959
1959 Highlights

About October 5, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • UK #1 Song: Here Comes Summer - Jerry Keller