What happened this day in history August 3, 1959

What are the important events that happened on August 3, 1959? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 3, 1959: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 3, 1959 is the 215th day of the year 1959 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 21, 1959 – a Monday. 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 ‘dihectadecapentagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $20,147.00. (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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August 3, 1959 Historical Events

  • 1959
    Portugal’s state police force PIDE fires upon striking workers in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea, killing over 50 people.

Who were born on August 3, 1959?

  • 1959
    John C. McGinley, American actor
  • 1959
    Koichi Tanaka, Japanese engineer and chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1959
    Martin Atkins, English drummer (Public Image Ltd., Ministry, Killing Joke)
  • 1959
    Mike Gminski, American basketball player

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