What Happened on August 5, 1959

Historical Events

  • 42.4 cm rainfall in Decatur Co, Iowa (state record)
  • Chicago Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL), 55-26 in a pre-season exhibition at CNE Stadium in Toronto

Famous Birthdays

  • Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive - "Spin Me Round"), born in Bebington (d. 2016)
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Edgar Albert Guest, American poet and newspaperman, dies at 77

About August 5, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

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