On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1959

Historical Events

  • Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 1-0 in Game 5 of Baseball World Series at LA Memorial Coliseum; World Series record attendance 92,706
  • Single game World Series attendance record set (92,706 in LA)
  • Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Higgins, American politician (US Representative for New York, 2005-present), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Robyn Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Walter Ray Williams Jr, bowler (twice Player of the Year)
  • [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Berenson, American art critic (Italian Painters of the Renaissance), dies at 94
1959 Highlights

About October 6, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra