August 21st, 1959

August 21st, 1959, fell on a Friday. It was day 233 of 1959. The decade was the 1950s.

61 years, 0 months and 29 days have passed since August 21st, 1959.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 21st, 1959:

  • Hawaii becomes the 50th U.S. state.


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 21st, 1959.

  • Steel strike of 1959.

    Between July and November of 1959, members of the United Steelworkers of America went on strike.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 61 years, 0 months and 29 days have passed since August 21st, 1959.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1959.
  • Leap Year: 1959 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 21st, 1959, will be 61 years of age.
  • People born in 1959 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 21st, 1959:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 21st, 1959, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1959 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 21st, 1959 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Rawhide - American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
  • 77 Sunset Strip - Private detective drama series.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1959 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1959.

"The Rifleman" - "The Huckleberry Hound Show" - "Leave It to Beaver" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Father Knows Best" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"


1959 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1959:

  • Crater Critters

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on August 21st, 1959.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 21st, 1959 was probably conceived around the 11th of November, 1958. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 21st, 1959 is the 30th of May, 1960. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 21st, 1959.

  • 22,310 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,927,584,000 seconds have passed since the August 21st, 1959.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,248,848,000 times.
  • Since August 21st, 1959, earth has travelled approximately 994,633,344,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 321,264,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 165,772,224 steps. That's about 73,677 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,131,008 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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