What Happened on September 25, 1959

Historical Events

The Mummy

Hammer horror film "The Mummy" starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing is first released in the UK

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Waller, Zimbabwean cricket batsman and coach (2 Tests, 39 ODIs), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
Born in 1959

Famous Weddings

  • Cosmopolitan founder Helen Gurley Brown (37) weds theater producer David Brown (43)

Famous Deaths

  • Ennio Porrino, Italian composer, dies at 49
  • Helen Broderick, American comedienne and actress (Swing Time; Top Hat), dies at 68
1959 Highlights

About September 25, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny
  • UK #1 Song: Only Sixteen - Craig Douglas