On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Ronald Weigel, German race walker (Olympic silver 20k, 50k 1988; bronze 50k 1992; World C'ship gold 50k 1983), born in Hildburghausen, Germany
1959 Highlights

About August 8, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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