On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1959

Historical Events

  • Future Hall of Fame 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 MLB home runs in SF Giants 5-3 win v Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Milwaukee Braves outfielder Bill Bruton hits 3 triples in 11-5 win v St. Louis Cardinals; 2 of them bases loaded, first time in 20th Century
  • 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
1959 Highlights

About August 2, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo