What happened this day in history August 19, 1959

What are the important events that happened on August 19, 1959? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 19, 1959: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 19, 1959 is the 231st day of the year 1959 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 6, 1959 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatriacontahenagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $225.82. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Pig is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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Who were born on August 19, 1959?

  • 1959
    Ricky Pierce, American basketball player
  • 1959
    Susan Cummings, Monegasque-born American heiress and convicted murderer

Who died on August 19, 1959?

  • 1959
    Blind Willie McTell, American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist (b. 1901)
  • 1959
    Jacob Epstein, American-born sculptor (b. 1880)

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