On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Diane Williams, American country singer (Girls Next Door - "Slow Boat to China"), born at Hahn Air Force Base, near Kirchberg Germany
  • Kurtis Blow [Walker], American rapper (Krushgroove - "The Breaks"), born in NYC, New York
  • Michael Kors, American fashion designer and Project Runway judge, born in Long Island, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Emil FrantiĊĦek Burian, Czech author and composer, dies at 55
1959 Highlights

About August 9, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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