On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cliff Richard and the Shadows have their 1st British No. 1 single with "Living' Doll" (biggest British single of 1959)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Bielecki, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Peter Senior, Australian golfer, (British Open 1993 4th, Presidents Cup 1994, 96), born in Singapore, Malaysia
  • Stanley Jordan, American jazz guitarist, born in Chicago, Illinois