On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Eduardo Bengoechea, Argentina, tennis star
  • Hoogie Drexler, jockey
  • Wendy B Lawrence, astronaut (STS 67, 86, sk:91), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Famous Weddings

  • Belgian Albert, Prince of Li├Ęge marries Dona Paola, Princess Ruffo di Calabria in Brussels

Famous Divorces

Ernie Banks

MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (28) divorces Mollye Louise after 6 years of marriage

1959 Highlights

About July 2, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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