Historical Events In 1959
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Sep 22 In the year 1959 chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
Sep 23 In the year 1959 1959 The M/S Princess of Tasmania Australia’s first passenger RO/RO diesel ferry makes maiden voyage across Bass Strait.
Sep 25 Ennio Porrino, composer, dies at 49 in the year 1959.
Sep 26 In the year 1959 solomon Bandaranaike, PM of Ceylon (1956-59), assassinated at 60
Sep 27 On this day in history nearly 5000 people die when a typhoon hits the Japanese island of Honshu.
Sep 27 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit in the year 1959.
Sep 27 Typhoon Vera, hits Japanese island of Honshu, kills nearly 5,000 in the year 1959.
Sep 28 In the year 1959 explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around the Earth
Sep 28 On this day in history gerard Hoffnung, artist/humorist/musician, dies
Sep 29 In the year 1959 bruce Bairnsfather, cartoonist, dies
Sep 29 In the year 1959 sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution
Sep 30 John H Kliegl, developer of Klieg light, dies at 89 on this day in history.
Oct 02 In the year 1959 rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" premieres on CBS
Oct 03 William Bishop, actor (Steve-It's a Great Life), dies at 42 in the year 1959.
Oct 04 In the year 1959 uSSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side
Oct 06 On this day in history soviet Luna 3, First successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon
Oct 07 Far side of Moon seen for First time, compliments of USSR's Luna 3 on this day in history.
Oct 07 In the year 1959 mario Lanza, opera singer, dies at 38 of a heart attack
Oct 10 First Global Airline service is announced by Pan American World Airways on this day in history.
Oct 10 In the year 1959 friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, dies
Oct 11 In the year 1959 bert Bell, NFL hall of famer, dies at 64
Oct 11 In the year 1959 kTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
Oct 12 In the year 1959 arnoldt Bronnen, writer, dies at 63
Oct 13 K Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer (Concert Amsterdam), dies at 67 on this day in history.
Oct 14 Errol Flynn, US actor (Captain Blood), dies of heart attack at 50 on this day in history.
Oct 15 In the year 1959 "Untouchables" premieres
Oct 15 The birth of The Duchess of York on this day in history.
Oct 16 In the year 1959 george C Marshall, US army general, dies at 78
Oct 17 On this day in history "Billy Barnes Revue" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 87 perfs
Oct 17 In the year 1959 queen Elizabeth is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse
Oct 19 Boughera El Quafi, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1928), shot to death at 60 on this day in history.
Oct 19 On this day in history florence Henderson joins Today Show panel
Oct 20 Werner Krauss, actor (Joyless Street), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Oct 21 Contra revolutionaries bomb Havana in the year 1959.