On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Sacerdotii nostri primordia

  • WAAY TV channel 31 in Huntsville, AL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Elliott, English heavy metal vocalist (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Otomo Yoshihide, Japanese musician (Ground Zero), born in Yokohama, Japan