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What Happened on August 26, 1959

Historical Events


Historic InventionMorris Mini-Minor

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

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The 1959 Mini
The 1959 Mini
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Famous Birthdays

  • Joanne Gail Abbott, executive (MTV)
  • Kathryn P Hire, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90), born in Mobile, Alabama
1959 Highlights

About August 26, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo