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’s 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