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, American R&B singer-songwriter ("All and All"; "Come into My Life"), born in Rochester, New York

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? 62 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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