On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1959

Historical Events

  • 48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sandy Koufax breaks Dizzy Dean's NL mark of 18 strikeouts in a game

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax

Famous Birthdays

  • Rachel Dennison, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Tony DeFranco, Canadian pop singer (The DeFranco Family - "Heartbeat - It's a Lovebeat"), born in Port Colborne, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Delaney, American actor (Air Police, Lonesome Trail), dies at 67
1959 Highlights

About August 31, 1959

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

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo