On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Hennesey" debuts on CBS-TV

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Edward Franklin Albee's play "Zoo Story" premieres in Berlin

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Groothuizen, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots)
  • Billy Montana, American country western performer (No Yesterday, Angelia)
  • Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver
  • Steve Hytner, American actor
  • Todd Worrell, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Arcadia, California

Famous Deaths

  • Gerard Hoffnung, German-British artist, humorist and tuba player (Hoffnung Music Festival), dies at 34
  • Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
  • Vincent Richards, American tennis player (US Pro C'ships 1927-28, 30, 33), dies of a heart attack at 56
1959 Highlights

About September 28, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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