On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1959

Historical Events

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

20th Venice Film Festival: "The Great War" directed by Mario Monicelli and "General della Rovere" directed by Roberto Rossellini jointly awarded Golden Lion

Film Director Roberto Rossellini
Film Director
Roberto Rossellini

1959 Highlights

About August 23, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo