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Historical Events In 1959

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Aug 17   On this day in history aDM Arleigh Burke reappointed CNO for 3rd 2 year term, serving longest term as CNO  

Aug 19   On this day in history doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ  

Aug 19   On this day in history jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78  

Aug 20   Alfred Kubin, writer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Aug 20   Marine Helicopter Squadron 261, operating from the amphibious assault ship Thetis Bay, completed a week of relief operations in flood-stricken Taiwan in which it airlifted 1,600,540 pounds of cargo and 833 passengers on 898 missions on this day in history.  

Aug 21   Hawaii becomes 50th US state on this day in history.  

Aug 24   England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India in the year 1959.  

Aug 24   On this day in history hiram L Fong sworn in as first Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as first Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)  

Aug 27   In the year 1959 off Cape Canaveral, FL, USS Observation Island (EAG-154) makes first shipboard launching of a Polaris missile.  

Aug 28   In the year 1959 bohuslav Jan Martinu, Czech composer (Hry o Marti), dies at 68  

Aug 31   Australia defeats US for tennis' Davis Cup on this day in history.  

Aug 31   In the year 1959 charles Delaney, dies at 67  

Sep 02   US President Eisenhower arrives in Paris in the year 1959.  

Sep 06   In the year 1959 edmund Gwenn, actor (Them, Java Head, Miracle on 34th St), dies at 83  

Sep 06   In the year 1959 mattel's Barbie doll goes on sale for the first time; she's still popular today.  

Sep 09   Max d' Ollone, composer, dies at 84 in the year 1959.  

Sep 11   In the year 1959 paul Douglas, actor (Adventure Theater), dies at 52  

Sep 12   On this day in history luna 2 launched by USSR; first spacecraft to impact on the Moon  

Sep 12   Luna 2, of the USSR, became to first spacecraft to crash on the moon in the year 1959.  

Sep 12   The Television show "Bonanza" premiers on this day in history.  

Sep 13   On this day in history 73rd US Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Christine Truman (61 64)  

Sep 13   On this day in history gilbert Adrian, costume designer, dies of heart attack at 56  

Sep 13   USSR's Luna 2 becomes first probe to contact another celestial body on this day in history.  

Sep 14   Wayne Morris, actor (Kid Galahad), dies of heart attack at 45 on this day in history.  

Sep 15   Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit on this day in history.  

Sep 16   On this day in history president De Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination  

Sep 17   On this day in history bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, dies at 39  

Sep 17   In the year 1959 typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan and Korea  

Sep 18   Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit in the year 1959.  

Sep 19   On this day in history nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland  

Sep 19   On this day in history nikita Krushchev is denied access to Disneyland  

Sep 20   Olin Howlin, actor (Swifty-Circus Boy), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Sep 21   In the year 1959 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US  

Sep 22   Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60 in the year 1959.  

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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   In the year 1959 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Kapil Dev, India's cricket player was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1959 birth of kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)  

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

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

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1959 cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77  

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

Jan 28   In the year 1959 joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73  

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