What Happened on September 16, 1959

Historical Events

Event of Interest

French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination

Famous Birthdays

Tim RainesTim Raines (63 years old)

American Baseball HOF left fielder (7 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1996, 98, 2005; NL batting champion 1986; Montreal Expos, NY Yankees, Chicago WS), born in Sanford, Florida

Born in 1959
1959 Highlights

About September 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 6 months and 4 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