On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1959

Historical Events

  • "At the Drop of a Hat" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 216 performances
  • Baseball World Series: LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 9-3 at Comiskey Park to claim championship, 4 games to 2; MVP: Dodgers pitcher Larry Sherry

Election of Interest

Conservatives led by Harold Macmillan win the British general election

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos I. Noriega, Peruvian-American astronaut (STS 84, sk 97), born in Lima, Peru
  • Gavin Friday [Fion├ín Martin Hanvey], Irish singer (Virgin Prunes), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mike Morgan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tulare, California
  • Nick Bakay, American actor and voice actor (Sabrina the Teenage Witch-Salem Saberhagen), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Tony Eason, American football quarterback (New England Patriots), born in Blythe, California
1959 Highlights

About October 8, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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