What Happened on August 29, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • (Sadenia) "Eddi" Reader, Scottish singer-songwriter (Fairground Attraction - "Find My Love"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor and producer (Ninne Pelladata), born in Madras, India
  • Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut (STS 74, sk: 99), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese violinist and composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Rebecca De Mornay, American actress (Hand that Rocks Cradle), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Timothy Perry Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics and member of the Kennedy Family, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tony Johnson, New Zealand rugby commentator and presenter (Newstalk ZB; TV3; SKY Television), born in Picton, New Zealand
1959 Highlights

About August 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 5 months
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