On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1959

Historical Events

  • US Military satellite Discoverer 5 launches into polar orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • (Dante) "Danny" Bonaduce, American actor, fictional bassist (Partridge Family - "Danny"), and radio personality, born in Broomall, Pennsylvania
  • Bruce French, English cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88), born in Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Mark Nevin, British folk-rock guitarist (Fairground Attraction - "Find My Love"; "Perfect"), born in Ebbw Vale, Wales
  • Mickey Bradley, Irish punk rock bassist (The Undertones - "My Perfect Cousin"), and radio host, born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Henri Garat [Garascu], French actor (Congress Dances), and singer ("Les dieux s'amusent"), dies at 57
1959 Highlights

About August 13, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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