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 (The measure of a Man), born in Paris, France
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)

Swiss-American composer (Schelomo; Israel; Avodath Hakodesh), and educator (UC Berkeley, 1941-52), dies of cancer at 78

  • Peter Egge, Norwegian writer (The Dream), dies at 90
  • Vance Palmer, Australian author, dies at 73
1959 Highlights

About July 15, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lonely Boy - Paul Anka
  • UK #1 Song: Dream Lover - Bobby Darin