On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1959

Historical Events

  • Hawaii becomes the 50th US state

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Hobbs, English tennis star, born in Nottingham, England
  • Bud Schultz, American tennis star, born in Meriden, Connecticut
  • Jim McMahon, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
1959 Highlights

About August 21, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo