July 1959 calendar

July 1959

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 1959.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on July 1959: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1959?


  • 01 Jul 1959 Israeli Knesset agrees to weapon sales to West-Germany
  • 02 Jul 1959 Plan 9 From Outer Space, one of the worse films ever, premieres
  • 03 Jul 1959 73rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (64 63 64)
  • 04 Jul 1959 66th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Darlene Hard (64 63)
  • 05 Jul 1959 Indonesia restores constitution
  • 06 Jul 1959 5th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls
  • 07 Jul 1959 26th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
  • 09 Jul 1959 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open
  • 12 Jul 1959 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during ankee-Red Sox game
  • 14 Jul 1959 1st atomic powered cruiser, Long Beach - Quincy, Massachusetts
  • 15 Jul 1959 The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
  • 17 Jul 1959 2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis
  • 18 Jul 1959 1st black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright)
  • 19 Jul 1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Machine International Golf Open Alliance
  • 20 Jul 1959 The Organization for European Economic Cooperation admits Spain.
  • 21 Jul 1959 Red Sox are last team to use a black player (Pumpsie Green)
  • 22 Jul 1959 Earth gas found at Kolham (Slochteren) Groningen
  • 23 Jul 1959 VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR
  • 24 Jul 1959 500,000th Dutch TV set registered
  • 25 Jul 1959 SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel from Calais to Dover in just over 2 hours.
  • 26 Jul 1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 27 Jul 1959 Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India vs. England on debut
  • 28 Jul 1959 Great-Britain starts using postal codes
  • 29 Jul 1959 First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
  • 30 Jul 1959 In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4
  • 31 Jul 1959 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
  • 01 Jul 1959 Specific values for the international yard, avoirdupois pound and derived units (e.g. inch, mile and ounce) are adopted after agreement between the US, the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1959?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - The Battle Of New Orleans
  2. - Lonely Boy
  3. - Personality
  4. - Tiger
  5. - Dream Lover

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Roulette
  2. - Dream Lover
  3. - A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight
  4. - A Teenager In Love
  5. - Battle Of New Orleans


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1959?

The Years With Ross by James Thurber

The Years With Ross


Harold Ross was America's most influential literary magazine and introduced America to many exciting talents, such as Robert Benchley and Alexander Woolcott.

What We Must Know About Communism by Harry and Bonaro Overstreet

What We Must Know About Communism


This rare antiquarian book is a facsimile of the original. It may have marks, notations and pages that aren't perfect due to its age.

The Third Choice by Elizabeth Janeway

The Third Choice


A great novel explores the subject of spousal abuse through the eyes and experiences of a survivor.

Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell

Dear And Glorious Physician


The famous novel about the triumphant story that St. Luke tells. Scientist and Gospel writer. While St. Luke is today best known for writing the third Gospel of New Testament, two thousand years ago, he was Lucanus. He was a …

The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

The Elements Of Style


You recognize the names of the authors. The title is familiar to you. This book is probably something you've used. This is The Elements of Style. It's the classic style guide.