On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1959

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ben-Gurion's Israeli government resigns

1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
1st Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion
  • Indonesia restores constitution
  • Jack Gelber's "Connection" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)
1959 Highlights

About July 5, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer