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Historical Events In 1959

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

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

Jul 21   On this day in history savannah', the worlds first nuclear powered merchant ship, is launched  

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

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   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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1959.  

Jul 28   Hawaii's first US election sends first Asian-Americans to Congress in the year 1959.  

Jul 30   In the year 1959 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 in the year 1959.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 09   Emil Frantisek Burian, composer, dies at 55 in the year 1959.  

Aug 12   1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1959.  

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

Aug 16   On this day in history betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open  

Aug 16   Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74 in the year 1959.  

Aug 16   In the year 1959 uSSR introduces installment buying  

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   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1959.  

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   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   In the year 1959 jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54  

Jan 09   In the year 1959 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   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 in the year 1959.  

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

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

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