On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Jackson, Australian rules footballer and actor, born in Melbourne, Australia

Famous Weddings

Carole King

American songwriter Carole King (17) weds American lyricist Gerry Goffin (20); divorce in 1969

1959 Highlights

About August 30, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 11 months and 19 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