What Happened on September 26, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
  • SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0
  • Typhoon Vera, hits Japanese island of Honshu, causing the deaths of 4,580 people with 658 missing

Famous Birthdays

  • Rich Gedman, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1956-59), assassinated by a Buddhist monk at 60