What Happened on July 18, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 46th Tour de France won by Federico Bahamontes of Spain
  • African American William 'Bill' Wright is the 1st coloured person to win a major golf tournament (U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships)
  • Los Angeles premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme's "The Nun's Story"

Famous Birthdays

  • Pauline Quirke, British actress

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Actress Louise Fletcher (25) weds producer Jerry Bick (36)