On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1959

Historical Events

  • Chicago White Sox Larry Doby plays final MLB game; retires in 1962 after playing for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan

Famous Birthdays

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey, American actor (American Beauty, House of Cards), born in South Orange, New Jersey

  • Rick Bragg, American journalist and writer, born in Piedmont, Alabama

Famous Deaths

  • Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet and publisher (Amor), dies at 54
1959 Highlights

About July 26, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lonely Boy - Paul Anka
  • UK #1 Song: Living Doll - Cliff Richard & The Shadows