On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Future Hall of Fame 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 MLB home runs in Giants 5-3 win v Pirates
  • Milwaukee Braves outfielder Bill Bruton hits 3 triples in 11-5 win v Cardinals, 2 of them bases loaded, first time in 20th Centiury
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Minneapolis GC: Bob Rosburg wins by 1 stroke from Jerry Barber and Doug Sanders

Famous Birthdays

  • Britt Helfer, American actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat), born in Clearfield, Utah
  • Victoria Jackson, comedian and actress (Casual Sex, Saturday Night Live), born in Miami, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Prospero Bisquertt, Chilean composer, dies at 78