On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1959

Historical Events

  • 1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island
  • Progressive Party under John Steytler forms in South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Lynette Woodard, (Olympic gold 1984, Harlem Globetrotter), born in Wichita, Kansas

Famous Deaths

  • Mike O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player, dies at 81 (b. 1877)
1959 Highlights

About August 12, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo