On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Bonanza" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Janos Kádár becomes premier of Hungary
  • Luna 2 launched by USSR; 1st spacecraft to impact on the Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Cindy Rarick, American golfer (5 LPGA Tour titles), born in Glenwood, Minnesota
1959 Highlights

About September 12, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo