On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1959

Historical Events

  • Honolulu seeks a franchise in Continental League
  • Satellite Discoverer 6 launched into polar orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Ricky Pierce, American NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Steve Grimmett, British heavy metal singer (Grim Reaper), born in Swindon, England
  • Susan Cummings, Monegasque-born American heiress and convicted murderer, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco

Famous Deaths

Person of interestClaude Grahame-White

Claude Grahame-White, English aviation pioneer who was the 1st to make a night flight, dies at 79

Aviation Pioneer Claude Grahame-White
Aviation Pioneer
Claude Grahame-White
  • Jacob Epstein, American-English sculptor (Adam, Jacob & the Angel), dies at 78
1959 Highlights

About August 19, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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