What Happened on July 4, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill McCorvey, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Victoria Abril [Rojas], Spanish actress (Libertarias), born in Madrid, Spain