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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  

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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   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 in the year 1959.  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)  

Jan 08   Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005)  

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

Jan 11   Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 17   Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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