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Historical Events In 1959

Thursday, 22 April 2021

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

Jul 20   Harry Fox II, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Jul 21   In the year 1959 1st nuclear powered merchant ship, NS Savannah, christened, Camden NJ  

Jul 21   In the year 1959 savannah', the worlds first nuclear powered merchant ship, is launched  

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

Jul 22   In the year 1959 benjamin Britten's "Missa Brevis" in D, premieres  

Jul 23   In the year 1959 vP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR  

Jul 24   On this day in history 500,000th Dutch TV set registered  

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

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 in the year 1959.  

Jul 28   Great-Britain starts using postal codes in the year 1959.  

Jul 28   In the year 1959 hawaii's first US election sends first Asian-Americans to Congress  

Jul 30   In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4 in the year 1959.  

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

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   27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA in the year 1959.  

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 in the year 1959.  

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

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 in the year 1959.  

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

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

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) in the year 1959.  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 16   In the year 1959 uSSR introduces installment buying  

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   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 in the year 1959.  

Jan 04   Vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up) was born in the year 1959.  

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 in the year 1959.  

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

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

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

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

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   Cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77 in the year 1959.  

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 on this day in history.  

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