What Happened on August 26, 1959

Historical Events

Morris Mini-Minor

British Motor Corporation introduces the Morris Mini-Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis, it was only 10 ft long but seated 4 passengers

Famous Birthdays

  • Kathryn P Hire, American Lt Commander USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90), born in Mobile, Alabama
Born in 1959
1959 Highlights

About August 26, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Three Bells - The Browns
  • UK #1 Song: Living Doll - Cliff Richard & The Shadows