On This Day

What Happened on September 13, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 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, costume designer, dies of heart attack at 56