On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1959

Historical Events

  • Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Arkwright, English footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers), born in Shafton, Barnsley, England
  • Mark Romanek, American filmmaker (One Hour Photo), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Ryne Sandberg, American baseball infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Spokane, Washington
1959 Highlights

About September 18, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 3 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