What Happened on August 13, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • US Military satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce French, cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88)
  • Danny Bonaduce, actor (Danny-Partridge Family)/Chicago DJ (WLUP)
  • Mark Nevin, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57