What Happened on September 20, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Goodah [Carlo Goedhart], Surinamese gospel, Caribbean, and pop vocalist and composer, born in Paramiribo, Suriname
  • Lesley Thompson, Canadian rower (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Olin Howland, American actor (Gone With The Wind; Them!; Circus Boy), dies at 73
1959 Highlights

About September 20, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 7 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