On This Day

What Happened on September 14, 1959

Historical Events

  • Soviet Union's Luna-2 is 1st spacecraft to land on the Moon
  • WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Crosby, American actress (Kristin-Dallas, Ice Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Morten Harket, Norwegian rocker (Aha - "Take On Me"), born in Kongsberg, Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Wayne Morris, American actor and decorated WWII pilot (Paths of Glory, The Bushwackers), dies from a heart attack at 45
1959 Highlights

About September 14, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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