What Happened on September 13, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardTennis Open

73rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Christine Truman Janes (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 79th U.S. Men's National Championship: Neale Fraser beats Alex Olmedo (6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
  • USSR's Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body

Famous Deaths

  • Gilbert Adrian, costume designer, dies of heart attack at 56