What Happened on September 11, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Duke" Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements
  • Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans
  • Elroy Face's 22 game win streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4
  • Oriole Jerry Walker pitches 16 inn beating White Sox 1-0

Famous Birthdays

  • David Laurence Frost, PGA golfer (1988 Southern Open), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Robert Wrenn, American professional golfer, sportscaster and course designer, born in Richmond, Virginia

Famous Deaths

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