On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1959

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 (Magic Touch), born in Chicago, Illinois
1959 Highlights

About July 31, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo