What Happened on September 19, 1959

Historical Events

Film & TV History

Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland

Famous Birthdays

  • Marshall Jefferson, American musician 'father of house music' (Move your Body), born in Chicago, Illinois
Born in 1959

Famous Weddings

Rod Steiger

Academy award-winning actor Rod Steiger (34) weds stage and film actress Claire Bloom (28) in Los Angeles, California

1959 Highlights

About September 19, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 8 months and 18 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