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Historical Events In 1959

Thursday, 07 July 2022

Jul 18   On this day in history the first black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright)  

Jul 20   In the year 1959 harry Fox II, dies at 77  

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

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

Jul 21   On this day in history the first atomic powered merchant ship, Savannah, christened, Camden NJ  

Jul 22   On this day in history benjamin Britten's "Missa Brevis" in D, premieres  

Jul 23   VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR in the year 1959.  

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

Jul 24   On this day in history vP Nixon argued with Khrushchev, known as "Kitchen Debate"  

Jul 25   On this day in history isaac Halevi Herzog, chief rabbi of Israel (1936-59), dies at 71  

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

Jul 26   Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (Amor), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

Jul 28   Great-Britain starts using postal codes on this day in history.  

Jul 28   On this day in history hawaii's first US election sends first Asian-Americans to Congress  

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   On this day in history 41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis GC  

Aug 02   Prospero Bisquertt, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 04   "Billy Barnes Revue" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 87 perfs in the year 1959.  

Aug 05   Edgar Guest, US poet/newspaperman, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Aug 06   Preston Sturges, [Edmund Biden], US director/screenwriter, dies at 60 in the year 1959.  

Aug 07   Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Aug 07   In the year 1959 explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space  

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 in the year 1959.  

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

Aug 12   In the year 1959 the first ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island  

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

Aug 13   In the year 1959 milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)  

Aug 16   In the year 1959 betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open  

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   In the year 1959 7.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park  

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

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

Jan 04   Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist was born in the year 1959.  

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   On this day in history birth of michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer  

Jan 08   Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005) was born in the year 1959.  

Famous Deaths In 1959

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54 in the year 1959.  

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

Jan 11   In the year 1959 mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies  

Jan 17   In the year 1959 abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi  

Jan 20   In the year 1959 death of carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31  

Jan 21   In the year 1959 cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77  

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

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

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