On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Basia [Barbara StanisÅ‚awa Trzetrzelewska], Polish jazz and pop singer ('Time and Tide"), born in Jaworzno, Poland
  • Ettore Messina, Italian basketball coach
  • Hans Werdekker, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, RKC/Amsterdam Admirals)

Famous Deaths

  • John H Kliegl, developer of Klieg light, 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? 62 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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