On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Ben-Gurion's Israeli government resigns
  • 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
  • Patricia Pease, American actress (Kimberly-Days of our Life), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 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)