On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Grant Aleksander, actor (Guiding Light, All My Children), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Joyce Sims, rocker (All & All)

Famous Deaths

  • Preston Sturges [Edmund Biden], American director and screenwriter (Sullivan's Travels), dies at 60
1959 Highlights

About August 6, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo