On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1959

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, born in Ocean Grove, New Jersey
  • 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
1959 Highlights

About July 15, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer