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Historical Events In 1959

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

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

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

Jul 21   In the year 1959 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   VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR in the year 1959.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1959 in his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4  

Jul 31   In the year 1959 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 05   On this day in history edgar Guest, US poet/newspaperman, dies at 77  

Aug 06   In the year 1959 preston Sturges, [Edmund Biden], US director/screenwriter, dies at 60  

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

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   On this day in history 1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island  

Aug 12   On this day in history the first ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island  

Aug 13   Henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57 in the year 1959.  

Aug 13   Milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit) in the year 1959.  

Aug 16   Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open in the year 1959.  

Aug 16   Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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   Kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1959 birth of kapil Dev, India's cricket player  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1959 paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71  

Jan 11   On this day in history mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies  

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

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

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   Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73 in the year 1959.  

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