Historical Events In 1959
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Aug 17 On this day in history aDM Arleigh Burke reappointed CNO for 3rd 2 year term, serving longest term as CNO
Aug 19 Doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ on this day in history.
Aug 19 In the year 1959 jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78
Aug 20 On this day in history alfred Kubin, writer, dies at 82
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 in the year 1959.
Aug 21 On this day in history hawaii becomes 50th US state
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 Off Cape Canaveral, FL, USS Observation Island (EAG-154) makes first shipboard launching of a Polaris missile in the year 1959.
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 in the year 1959.
Aug 31 Charles Delaney, dies at 67 in the year 1959.
Sep 02 US President Eisenhower arrives in Paris in the year 1959.
Sep 06 On this day in history 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 On this day in history max d' Ollone, composer, dies at 84
Sep 11 Paul Douglas, actor (Adventure Theater), dies at 52 in the year 1959.
Sep 12 Luna 2 launched by USSR; first spacecraft to impact on the Moon on this day in history.
Sep 12 On this day in history luna 2, of the USSR, became to first spacecraft to crash on the moon
Sep 12 On this day in history the Television show "Bonanza" premiers
Sep 13 73rd US Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Christine Truman (61 64) on this day in history.
Sep 13 In the year 1959 gilbert Adrian, costume designer, dies of heart attack at 56
Sep 13 On this day in history uSSR's Luna 2 becomes first probe to contact another celestial body
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 President De Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination in the year 1959.
Sep 17 Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, dies at 39 on this day in history.
Sep 17 Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan and Korea in the year 1959.
Sep 18 Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit on this day in history.
Sep 19 Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland in the year 1959.
Sep 19 Nikita Krushchev is denied access to Disneyland in the year 1959.
Sep 20 In the year 1959 olin Howlin, actor (Swifty-Circus Boy), dies at 63
Sep 21 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US in the year 1959.
Sep 22 In the year 1959 benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60