What Happened on July 20, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • James Irvin, British new wave rock singer (Furniture - "Brilliant Mind"), born in London, England
  • Radney Foster, American country singer and songwriter (Foster & Lloyd - "Crazy Over You"), born in Del Rio, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Fox [Arthur Carringford], American vaudeville dancer, comedian and actor (Talent Scout), dies at 77
  • William D. Leahy, American admiral and chief of staff during WWII, dies at 84
1959 Highlights

About July 20, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 2 months and 15 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