What Happened on August 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • USSR introduces installment buying

Famous Birthdays

  • Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist

Famous Deaths

  • Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74
  • Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne), dies at 80
  • William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific), dies