What Happened on August 19, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • Honolulu seeks a franchise in Continental League
  • Satellite Discoverer 6 launched into polar orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Steve Grimmett, heavy metal rocker
  • Susan Cummings, Monegasque-born American heiress and convicted murderer

Famous Deaths

  • Jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78