What Happened on September 13, 1959

Historical Events

  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Neale Fraser wins first of 2 straight US singles titles; beats Alex Olmedo of Peru 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

US Open Women's Tennis

US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her first of 4 US singles crowns; beats England's Christine Truman 6-1, 6-4

  • USSR's Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body

Famous Birthdays

  • Ralph Northam, American politician, Governor of Virginia (2018-), born in Nassawadox, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Gilbert Adrian, American costume designer (The Wizard of Oz), dies of a heart attack at 56
1959 Highlights

About September 13, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny
  • UK #1 Song: Only Sixteen - Craig Douglas