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Historical Events In 1959

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Oct 21   The Guggenheim Museum is dedicated in New York City on this day in history.  

Oct 22   "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 448 performances in the year 1959.  

Oct 24   On this day in history uS premier of D Sjostakovitch's 1st Cello concert  

Oct 25   In the year 1959 bob Murphy, TV host (RFD America), dies at 42  

Oct 27   In the year 1959 rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico  

Oct 28   On this day in history abe Waddington, cricketer (Yorks left-arm quick, Test avg 119), dies  

Oct 28   On this day in history buffalo Bills enter AFL  

Oct 29   10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced on this day in history.  

Oct 30   Blonde Dolly, [Sybille A J Niemans], society prostitute, dies at 33 in the year 1959.  

Oct 31   On this day in history lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US  

Nov 01   In the year 1959 gershon Agron, mayor of Jerusalem, dies at 66  

Nov 01   In the year 1959 goalie Jacques Plant wears a hockey mask fo rthe first time in a game  

Nov 02   In the year 1959 "Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 perfs  

Nov 02   Charles Van Doren confesses, TV quiz show-"21" was fixed on this day in history.  

Nov 03   Friedrich Niggli, composer, dies at 83 in the year 1959.  

Nov 05   AFL announced with 8 teams in the year 1959.  

Nov 07   On this day in history 13th Ryder Cup: US wins 8½-3½ at Eldorado Golf Club (Indian Wells, California)  

Nov 07   Victor McLaglen, actor (Gunga Din), dies of heart attack at 72 on this day in history.  

Nov 08   KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast in the year 1959.  

Nov 09   In the year 1959 frederick Preston Search, composer, dies at 70  

Nov 10   Corinne Rottschaeffer elected Miss World in the year 1959.  

Nov 10   Lupino Lane, actress (Deputy Drummer), dies at 67 in the year 1959.  

Nov 12   In the year 1959 white Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL's MVP  

Nov 14   "Girls against the Boys" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 perfs in the year 1959.  

Nov 14   In the year 1959 kilauea's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii)  

Nov 14   Thomas Ross, actor (Without Limit), dies at 84 in the year 1959.  

Nov 15   Alex Kennedy, cricketer (31 wkts in 5 Tests for England 1922-23), dies on this day in history.  

Nov 15   Robert White & Perry Smith murder four members of the Herbert Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas in the year 1959.  

Nov 16   "Sound of Music" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 1443 perfs in the year 1959.  

Nov 16   The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music opens on Broadway on this day in history.  

Nov 17   De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond on this day in history.  

Nov 17   Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Nov 18   In the year 1959 wash Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year  

Nov 19   "Rocky & His Friends" debuts on ABC in the year 1959.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1959

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83) was born in the year 1959.  

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   In the year 1959 birth of yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist  

Jan 05   In the year 1959 birth of kapil Dev, India's cricket player  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)  

Jan 08   Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer was born in the year 1959.  

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   In the year 1959 jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54  

Jan 09   Paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71 in the year 1959.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31 died on this day in history.  

Jan 21   In the year 1959 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   On this day in history joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73  

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