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Historical Events In 1959

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Sep 22   On this day in history chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant  

Sep 23   1959 The M/S Princess of Tasmania Australia‚Äôs first passenger RO/RO diesel ferry makes maiden voyage across Bass Strait in the year 1959.  

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   On this day in history soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit  

Sep 27   On this day in history typhoon Vera, hits Japanese island of Honshu, kills nearly 5,000  

Sep 28   On this day in history 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   Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution on this day in history.  

Sep 30   John H Kliegl, developer of Klieg light, dies at 89 in the year 1959.  

Oct 02   In the year 1959 rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" premieres on CBS  

Oct 03   On this day in history william Bishop, actor (Steve-It's a Great Life), dies at 42  

Oct 04   USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side on this day in history.  

Oct 06   Soviet Luna 3, First successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon on this day in history.  

Oct 07   In the year 1959 far side of Moon seen for First time, compliments of USSR's Luna 3  

Oct 07   Mario Lanza, opera singer, dies at 38 of a heart attack on this day in history.  

Oct 10   First Global Airline service is announced by Pan American World Airways on this day in history.  

Oct 10   Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, dies on this day in history.  

Oct 11   Bert Bell, NFL hall of famer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Oct 11   KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting in the year 1959.  

Oct 12   Arnoldt Bronnen, writer, dies at 63 in the year 1959.  

Oct 13   K Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer (Concert Amsterdam), dies at 67 in the year 1959.  

Oct 14   Errol Flynn, US actor (Captain Blood), dies of heart attack at 50 on this day in history.  

Oct 15   "Untouchables" premieres on this day in history.  

Oct 15   In the year 1959 the birth of The Duchess of York  

Oct 16   George C Marshall, US army general, dies at 78 in the year 1959.  

Oct 17   "Billy Barnes Revue" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 87 perfs on this day in history.  

Oct 17   On this day in history queen Elizabeth is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse  

Oct 19   In the year 1959 boughera El Quafi, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1928), shot to death at 60  

Oct 19   Florence Henderson joins Today Show panel in the year 1959.  

Oct 20   Werner Krauss, actor (Joyless Street), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Oct 21   In the year 1959 contra revolutionaries bomb Havana  

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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   Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band) was born in the year 1959.  

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   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   In the year 1959 birth of paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005)  

Famous Deaths In 1959

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   On this day in history 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 in the year 1959.  

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

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

Jan 21   On this day in history cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77  

Jan 22   On this day in history 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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