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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1959

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history 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 in the year 1959.  

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

Jan 07   Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat) was born on this day in history.  

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   Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71  

Jan 11   Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies in the year 1959.  

Jan 17   Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi in the year 1959.  

Jan 20   On this day in history death of carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31  

Jan 21   In the year 1959 cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77  

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

Jan 28   Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73 in the year 1959.  

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