On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • US Military satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce French, English cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88), born in Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Danny Bonaduce, American actor (Danny-Partridge Family), born in Broomall, Pennsylvania
  • Mark Nevin, British rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love), born in Ebbw Vale, Wales
  • Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Henri Garat, French actor and singer (Les dieux s'amusent, Congress Dances), dies at 57