On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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)

Famous Deaths

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