On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1959

Historical Events

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: 23 year old South African Gary Player wins the first of his 9 major titles, 2 strokes clear of runners-up Fred Bullock and Flory Van Donck

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American-based Peruvian 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Andreas Wisniewski, German actor (The Living Daylights), born in Berlin
  • Stephen Pearcy, American heavy metal vocalist (RATT - "Round & Round"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgarian horizontal bar gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1959 Highlights

About July 3, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer