What Happened on August 19, 1959

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivan Neville, American funk-rock and R&B keyboardist, singer, and songwriter (Dumpstaphunk), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

Claude Grahame-WhiteClaude Grahame-White (1879-1959)

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

  • Jacob Epstein, American-English sculptor (Adam, Jacob & the Angel), dies at 78

About August 19, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Three Bells - The Browns
  • UK #1 Song: Living Doll - Cliff Richard & The Shadows