On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1959

Historical Events

Sports History

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, born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Virginia Astley, British experimental pop singer-songwriter, and keyboard player, born in Garston, England

Famous Deaths

  • S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1956-59), assassinated by a Buddhist monk at 60
1959 Highlights

About September 26, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 7 months and 23 days
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