On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1959

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestTim Raines

Tim Raines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Sanford, Florida

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

1959 Highlights

About September 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo