On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday

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)