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Historical Events Happened In 1959

Saturday, 02 August 2014

Jan 01   Castro leads Cuba to victory as Fulgencio Batista flees to Dominican Republic on this day in history.  

Jan 01   On this day in history chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community  

Jan 01   On this day in history fidel Castro leads Cuban revolutionaries to victory over Fulgencio Batista.  

Jan 01   Rohan Kanhai completes 256 vs India at Calcutta on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees  

Jan 02   USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for first lunar fly-by, first solar orbit on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history alaska admitted as 49th US state  

Jan 03   Alaska becomes the 49th United State, bought from Russia on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history luna 1 (Mechta) becomes 1st craft to leave Earth's gravity  

Jan 04   Luna 1 (Mechta) becomes first craft to leave Earth's gravity on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history "Bozo the Clown" live children's show premieres on TV  

Jan 05   Buddy Holly releases his last record "It Doesn't Matter" on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban government on this day in history.  

Jan 07   US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban govt on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as pres of France's 5th Republic on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as President of France on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as President of France's 5th Republic on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV  

Jan 09   On this day in history dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die  

Jan 09   Paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke  

Jan 11   On this day in history hanif Mohammad completes 499 for Karachi, then first class world record  

Jan 11   Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 12   KOED TV channel 11 in Tulsa, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Jan 13   De Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 to Algerian death row convicts on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history king Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence  

Jan 16   On this day in history the birth of Sade, American singer  

Jan 17   On this day in history "Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances  

Jan 17   On this day in history abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi  

Jan 17   The African country of Mali is formed with the joining of Senegal and French Sudan on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history ruth Jessen wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open  

Jan 20   Carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki, premieres in Moscow on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1959

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)  

Jan 04   Vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Kapil Dev, India's cricket player was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005)  

Famous Deaths In 1959

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi  

Jan 20   Carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31 died on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Jan 22   A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Jan 28   Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73 on this day in history.