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

Sport awardWimbledon 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

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

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? 61 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer