August 24th, 1959

August 24th, 1959, fell on a Monday. It was day 236 of 1959. The decade was the 1950s.

61 years, 7 months and 26 days have passed since August 24th, 1959.



Fictional Date

August 24th, 1959 relates to an event in a movie, book, game or television series:

  • Tony Soprano is born.

Top song: August 24th, 1959

The best-selling single on this exact date.

  • The most popular song on August 24th, 1959 was "The Three Bells" by The Browns.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 24th, 1959 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. The summer of 1959 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

In music, the song "The Three Bells" by The Browns is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are sporting chemise dresses, sheaths, sack dresses and straight-cut suits. Short boxy jackets and shift dresses are also beginning to become popular. Meanwhile, a lot of men are sporting a "Teddy Boy" style that involves leather jackets, greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. Men are also wearing formal suits as daywear.

Tailfins on cars are extremely popular at the moment. The design looks futuristic, almost like a rocket or the twin rudders on the back of an airplane. It's 1959, so radio stations and jukeboxes are playing hit songs from artists such as Johnny Horton, Bobby Darin, Lloyd Price, Frankie Avalon, Paul Anka, The Browns, The Fleetwoods and Wilbert Harrison. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke", "Have Gun - Will Travel" and "Wagon Train".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Crusader Rabbit", "Heckle and Jeckle" and "Leave It to Beaver". Popular toys include the likes of "Crater Critters".


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 24th, 1959.

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    US President Dwight D. Eisenhower was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1959.

  • 1959 in music.

    The radio stations in 1959 were dominated by artists such as Johnny Horton, Bobby Darin, Lloyd Price, Frankie Avalon, Paul Anka, The Browns, The Fleetwoods and Wilbert Harrison.

  • Movies from 1959.

    The most popular movies in 1958 were Ben-Hur, The Shaggy Dog, Operation Petticoat, Some Like It Hot, Pillow Talk, Imitation of Life, "Suddenly, Last Summer", Rio Bravo and The Nun's Story.

  • 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, 7 months and 26 days have passed since August 24th, 1959.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1959.
  • Leap Year: 1959 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 24th, 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 24th, 1959:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 24th, 1959, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1959 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 24th, 1959 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Rawhide - American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
  • 77 Sunset Strip - Private detective drama series.
  • Maverick - American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.
  • Wagon Train - American western series.
  • Have Gun - Will Travel - American western series.
  • Tonight Starring Jack Paar - Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.
  • Fury - American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

1959 - Toys & Games

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

  • Crater Critters

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 24th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on August 24th, 1959?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 24th, 1959?

  • Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 24th, 1959 was probably conceived around the 14th of November, 1958. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 24th, 1959 is the 2nd of June, 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 24th, 1959.

  • 22,519 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,945,641,600 seconds have passed since the August 24th, 1959.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,269,915,200 times.
  • Since August 24th, 1959, earth has travelled approximately 1,003,951,065,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 324,273,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 167,325,178 steps. That's about 74,367 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,347,699 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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