On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Herzog, American television executive (Viacom Music and Entertainment Group), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Gary Anderson, NFL placekicker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Parys, Orange Free State, South Africa
  • Gerd Wessig, East German high jumper (1st male to set high jump world record at Olympics (2.36m [7' 9"] Moscow), born in Lübz, Germany
1959 Highlights

About July 16, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer