What Happened on August 7, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space
  • The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the "sheaves of wheat" design

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Shah, cricketer (Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992)

Famous Deaths

  • Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75