What Happened on July 18, 1959

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"The Nun's Story" based on the novel by Kathryn Hulme, starring Audrey Hepburn premieres in Los Angeles

  • 46th Tour de France won by Federico Bahamontes of Spain
  • William 'Bill' Wright becomes the 1st African American to win a major golf tournament (U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships)
1959 History

Famous Weddings

Louise Fletcher

American actress Louise Fletcher (25) weds producer Jerry Bick (36); divorce in 1977

About July 18, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 8 months and 12 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