On This Day

What Happened on July 11, 1959

Famous Birthdays

Richie Sambora

Richie Sambora, American guitarist (Bon Jovi), boyfriend of Cher, and Heather Locklear, born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Rock Guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock Guitarist
Richie Sambora
  • Suzanne Vega, American folk-rock singer-songwriter ("Luka"; "Tom's Diner"), born in Santa Monica, California

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Parker, English cricketer (3,776 1st-class wickets, 2nd best ever; legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test), dies at 76
1959 Highlights

About July 11, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer