What Happened on July 3, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Major

British Open Golf, Muirfield: South African Gary Player wins by 2 from Fred Bullock and Flory Van Donck

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Alex Olmedo wins his only Wimbledon title beating Rod Laver of Australia 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her first of 3 Wimbledon singles titles beating Darlene Hard 6-4, 6-3

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard

Famous Birthdays

  • Andreas Wisniewski, Berlin German FR, actor (Living Daylights)
  • Stephen Pearcy, heavy metal vocalist (RATT-Round & Round), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgaria, horizontal bar gymnast (Olympic gold 1980)