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Historical Events In 1959

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Jul 18   In the year 1959 the first black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright)  

Jul 20   On this day in history harry Fox II, dies at 77  

Jul 21   On this day in history 1st nuclear powered merchant ship, NS Savannah, christened, Camden NJ  

Jul 21   Savannah', the worlds first nuclear powered merchant ship, is launched in the year 1959.  

Jul 21   The first atomic powered merchant ship, Savannah, christened, Camden NJ in the year 1959.  

Jul 22   Benjamin Britten's "Missa Brevis" in D, premieres in the year 1959.  

Jul 23   On this day in history vP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR  

Jul 24   In the year 1959 500,000th Dutch TV set registered  

Jul 24   VP Nixon argued with Khrushchev, known as "Kitchen Debate" in the year 1959.  

Jul 25   Isaac Halevi Herzog, chief rabbi of Israel (1936-59), dies at 71 in the year 1959.  

Jul 26   In the year 1959 c Hoffmeister discovers asteroid #2183  

Jul 26   In the year 1959 manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (Amor), dies at 54  

Jul 28   In the year 1959 great-Britain starts using postal codes  

Jul 28   Hawaii's first US election sends first Asian-Americans to Congress on this day in history.  

Jul 30   On this day in history in his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4  

Jul 31   1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens on this day in history.  

Aug 02   41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis GC on this day in history.  

Aug 02   In the year 1959 prospero Bisquertt, composer, dies at 78  

Aug 03   27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA on this day in history.  

Aug 04   On this day in history "Billy Barnes Revue" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 87 perfs  

Aug 05   In the year 1959 edgar Guest, US poet/newspaperman, dies at 77  

Aug 06   Preston Sturges, [Edmund Biden], US director/screenwriter, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Aug 07   On this day in history armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75  

Aug 07   Explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space in the year 1959.  

Aug 07   Explorer 6 transmits first TV photo of Earth from space on this day in history.  

Aug 09   Emil Frantisek Burian, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

Aug 12   1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island in the year 1959.  

Aug 12   The first ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island in the year 1959.  

Aug 13   Henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Aug 13   Milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit) on this day in history.  

Aug 16   Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open on this day in history.  

Aug 16   On this day in history pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74  

Aug 16   USSR introduces installment buying on this day in history.  

Aug 17   7.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1959

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1959 birth of kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)  

Jan 03   Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)  

Jan 04   In the year 1959 birth of yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist  

Jan 05   Kapil Dev, India's cricket player was born in the year 1959.  

Jan 07   Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat) was born in the year 1959.  

Jan 08   Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer was born in the year 1959.  

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   On this day in history jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54  

Jan 09   On this day in history paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71  

Jan 11   Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies in the year 1959.  

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 in the year 1959.  

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

Jan 22   A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73 in the year 1959.  

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

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