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Historical Events In 1959

Monday, 28 September 2020

Oct 21   On this day in history the Guggenheim Museum is dedicated in New York City.  

Oct 22   "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 448 performances on this day in history.  

Oct 24   US premier of D Sjostakovitch's 1st Cello concert in the year 1959.  

Oct 25   Bob Murphy, TV host (RFD America), dies at 42 in the year 1959.  

Oct 27   On this day in history 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   In the year 1959 10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced  

Oct 30   In the year 1959 blonde Dolly, [Sybille A J Niemans], society prostitute, dies at 33  

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

Nov 01   Gershon Agron, mayor of Jerusalem, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1959 aFL announced with 8 teams  

Nov 07   In the year 1959 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 in the year 1959.  

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   In the year 1959 corinne Rottschaeffer elected Miss World  

Nov 10   In the year 1959 lupino Lane, actress (Deputy Drummer), dies at 67  

Nov 12   White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL's MVP on this day in history.  

Nov 14   "Girls against the Boys" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 perfs on this day in history.  

Nov 14   Kilauea's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii) on this day in history.  

Nov 14   Thomas Ross, actor (Without Limit), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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

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

Nov 16   "Sound of Music" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 1443 perfs on this day in history.  

Nov 16   In the year 1959 the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music opens on Broadway.  

Nov 17   De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond in the year 1959.  

Nov 17   On this day in history heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72  

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

Nov 19   On this day in history "Rocky & His Friends" debuts on ABC  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of kapil Dev, India's cricket player  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer  

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 in the year 1959.  

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

Jan 11   On this day in history mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies  

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

Jan 28   On this day in history joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73  

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