What Happened on October 9, 1959

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England

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
  • Thomas Wydler, Swiss drummer (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), born in Zurich, Switzerland
Born in 1959
1959 Highlights

About October 9, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 7 months and 24 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