What Happened on July 5, 1959

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Ben-Gurion's Israeli government resigns

  • Indonesia restores constitution
  • Jack Gelber's "Connection" premieres in NYC
1959 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Callander, Scottish rugby union hooker (6 caps; South of Scotland RFC), born in Kelso, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • Marc Cohn, American folk rock singer ("Walking in Memphis"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tim Shaw, South African cricketer (South African ODI slow lefty 1991), born in Empangeni, South Africa
  • Veronica Guerin, Irish crime journalist, born in Dublin (d. 1996)
Born in 1959

About July 5, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lonely Boy - Paul Anka
  • UK #1 Song: Dream Lover - Bobby Darin