On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1959

Historical Events

  • America's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled
  • Cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony
  • Island Records founded in Jamaica

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Bill McCorvey, American country singer (Pirates of Mississippi - "Feed Jake"), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Victoria Abril [Rojas], Spanish actress (Libertarias), born in Madrid, Spain
1959 Highlights

About July 4, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
  • UK #1 Song: Dream Lover - Bobby Darin