What Happened on August 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Tournament

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • USSR introduces installment buying

Famous Birthdays

  • Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist

Famous Deaths

  • Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74
  • Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist (b. 1879)
  • William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific), dies