On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1959

Historical Events

  • 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000)
  • First (American Football League) meeting is held in Chicago; charter memberships handed to Dallas, NY, Houston, Denver, LA and Minneapolis-Saint Paul; 'AFL' named following week

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMagic Johnson

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard, executive (5-time NBA champion, 3-time NBA Finals MVP, Olympic gold 1992), born in Lansing, Michigan

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Frank Brickowski, American NBA player (Seattle Supersonics), born in Bayville, New York
  • Marcia Gay Harden, American actress, born in La Jolla, California
1959 Highlights

About August 14, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo