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
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

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

About August 12, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

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