On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1959

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Lee, American politician, Governor of Tennessee (2019-), born in Franklin, Tennessee
  • Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, born in Sochi, Soviet Union (d. 2015)
  • Mike Singletary, American NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Houston, Texas
1959 Highlights

About October 9, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra