What happened this day in history October 21, 1959

What are the important events that happened on October 21, 1959? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 21, 1959: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 21, 1959 is the 294th day of the year 1959 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 71 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 8, 1959 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneacontatetragon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $975.85. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Pig is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 21, 1959 Historical Events

  • 1959
    In New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens to the public.
  • 1959
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order transferring Wernher von Braun and other German scientists from the United States Army to NASA.

Who were born on October 21, 1959?

  • 1959
    Andy Picheta, English film director
  • 1959
    George Bell, Dominican baseball player
  • 1959
    Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor
  • 1959
    Rose McDowall, Scottish musician
  • 1959
    Tony Ganios, American Actor

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