On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Scott D Altman, American Naval officer and astronaut (sk: STS 90), born in Lincoln, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • "Blind" Willie McTell [McTier], American blues and ragtime singer and guitarist, dies at 61
1959 Highlights

About August 15, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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