On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1959

Historical Events

  • 27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA
  • 50 killed in uprising in Guinea-Bissau
  • AL beats NL 5-3 in Game 2 of All Star Baseball doubleheader (to boost player pension fund) at LA Memorial Coliseum

Famous Birthdays

  • Koichi Tanaka, Japanese scientist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2002), born in Toyama, Japan
  • Martin Atkins, English drummer (Nine Inch Nails), born in Coventry
1959 Highlights

About August 3, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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