On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1959

Historical Events

  • Explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Shah, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992), born in Salisbury, Rhodesia

Famous Deaths

  • Armas Launis, Finnish composer, dies at 75
1959 Highlights

About August 7, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo