What Happened on September 11, 1959

Historical Events

  • Baltimore starter Jerry Walker pitches all 16 innings as the Orioles edge the Chicago White Sox, 1-0 at Memorial Stadium

Music History

Composer and band leader Duke Ellington wins NAACP's Springarn Medal for his musical achievements

  • Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans
  • Elroy Face's 22 game winning streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4

Famous Birthdays

  • David Frost, South African golfer (10 PGA Tour titles; The Tradition 2013), born in Cape Town, RSA
  • Robert Wrenn, American golfer, sportscaster, course designer (ESPN), born in Richmond, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Douglas, American actor (Adventure Theater; Clash by Night), dies from a heart attack at 52
1959 Highlights

About September 11, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Three Bells - The Browns
  • UK #1 Song: Only Sixteen - Craig Douglas