On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1959

Historical Events

  • Belgium shortens military conscription to 12 months

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Kubin, Austrian writer and illustrator, dies at 82
1959 Highlights

About August 20, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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