What Happened on August 12, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Lynette Woodard, Wichita Ks, (Olympic gold 1984, Harlem Globetrotter)

Famous Deaths

  • Mike O'Neill, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1877)