What Happened on August 31, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)
  • Sandy Koufax breaks Dizzy Dean's NL mark of 18 strikeouts in a game

Famous Birthdays

  • Rachel Dennison, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Tony DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Delaney, American actor (Air Police, Lonesome Trail), dies at 67