What Happened on September 30, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Basia [Barbara Stanisława Trzetrzelewska], Polish jazz and pop singer ('Time and Tide"), born in Jaworzno, Poland
  • Ettore Messina, Italian basketball coach (Olimpia Milano), born in Catalania, Italy
  • Hans Werdekker, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, RKC/Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Xiomara Castro, Honduran politician (1st female President of Honduras 2022-), born in Santa Bárbara, Honduras
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • John Kliegl, American developer of Klieg light used in filmmaking, dies at 89
  • Ross Granville Harrison, American Biologist and Zoologist (organ transplant pioneer), dies at 89
  • Taylor Holmes, American actor (Sleeping Beauty, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 81
1959 Highlights

About September 30, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • UK #1 Song: Only Sixteen - Craig Douglas