Historical Events In 1959
Monday, 21 September 2020
Aug 17 ADM Arleigh Burke reappointed CNO for 3rd 2 year term, serving longest term as CNO in the year 1959.
Aug 19 On this day in history doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
Aug 19 Jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78 in the year 1959.
Aug 20 In the year 1959 alfred Kubin, writer, dies at 82
Aug 20 In the year 1959 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.
Aug 21 In the year 1959 hawaii becomes 50th US state
Aug 24 In the year 1959 england complete 5-0 series drubbing of India
Aug 24 Hiram L Fong sworn in as first Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as first Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii) in the year 1959.
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 On this day in history 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 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 Mattel's Barbie doll goes on sale for the first time; she's still popular today in the year 1959.
Sep 09 On this day in history max d' Ollone, composer, dies at 84
Sep 11 In the year 1959 paul Douglas, actor (Adventure Theater), dies at 52
Sep 12 In the year 1959 luna 2 launched by USSR; first spacecraft to impact on the Moon
Sep 12 In the year 1959 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 Gilbert Adrian, costume designer, dies of heart attack at 56 on this day in history.
Sep 13 In the year 1959 uSSR's Luna 2 becomes first probe to contact another celestial body
Sep 14 On this day in history wayne Morris, actor (Kid Galahad), dies of heart attack at 45
Sep 15 In the year 1959 soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit
Sep 16 President De Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination in the year 1959.
Sep 17 In the year 1959 bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, dies at 39
Sep 17 Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan and Korea in the year 1959.
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 On this day in history olin Howlin, actor (Swifty-Circus Boy), dies at 63
Sep 21 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US in the year 1959.
Sep 22 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60 on this day in history.