What Happened on September 22, 1959

Historical Events

  • Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant

Famous Birthdays

  • David Bawden [Pope Michael], American anti-pope, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Peret, French writer and poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60
  • Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside, British fieldmarshal, dies at 79
  • Jane Winton, American actress (Hell's Angel, Patsy, Don Juan), dies at 53
  • Josef Matthias Hauer, Austrian composer, dies at 76
1959 Highlights

About September 22, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months 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