On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • The US steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.

Famous Birthdays

  • Shep Pettibone, American record producer
  • Vincent Lindon, French actor

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Bloch, Swiss-born American composer (MacBeth, Schelomo, Israel), dies on cancer at 78
  • Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (The Dream), dies
  • Vance Palmer, Australian author, dies at 73