On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1959

Historical Events

  • Heinrich Lubke elected President of West Germany
  • Israeli Knesset agrees to weapon sales to West Germany
  • The Party of the African Federation (PFA) holds its constitutive conference.
  • World Refugee Year begins
  • WVTV TV channel 18 in Milwaukee, WI (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Smith, American tennis player (10 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Chung Hae-Won, South Korean soccer striker (58 caps; Daewoo Royals), born in Seoul, South Korea (d. 2020)
1959 Highlights

About July 1, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer