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.