On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1959

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, born in Worcester, Massachusetts

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? 61 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra