On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1959

Historical Events


Sport awardLPGA Championship

LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Sheraton Hotel CC: Betsy Rawls wins her second title in the event by 1 stroke from Patty Berg

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
  • WENH TV channel 11 in Durham, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • John Keeble, English rock drummer (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • Tahir Naqqash, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1982-85), born in Lahore, Punjab

Famous Deaths

  • George Grosz, German cartoonist and painter (Ecce Homo), dies at 65
1959 Highlights

About July 6, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer