On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1959

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"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)

Famous Birthdays

  • Pauline Quirke, British actress (Birds of a Feather), born in London, England

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Louise Fletcher (25) weds producer Jerry Bick (36)


1959 Highlights

About July 18, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer