On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis" debuts on CBS-TV
  • "Philip Marlowe" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, & take NL pennant
  • Little Anthony & the Imperials record "Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop"
  • Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Leslie Graves, American actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2), born in Silver City, New Mexico (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Bruce Bairnsfather, cartoonist, dies
  • Harold Huber, actor (I Cover Times Square), dies at 49
1959 Highlights

About September 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra