On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1959

Historical Events

Sports History

26th MLB All Star Game, Forbes Field, Pittsburgh: Willy Mays triples to score Hank Aaron as NL wins 5-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Linder, American engineer, born in California (d. 1987)
  • Billy Campbell [William Oliver], American actor (Once and Again, Dracula), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Jessica Hahn, American model (playboy) and actress, accused evangelist Jim Bakker of rape, born in Massapequa, New York
1959 Highlights

About July 7, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 10 months and 12 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