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Historical Events In 1959

Sunday, 07 March 2021

Oct 21   The Guggenheim Museum is dedicated in New York City in the year 1959.  

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

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

Oct 25   Bob Murphy, TV host (RFD America), dies at 42 on this day in history.  

Oct 27   Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico in the year 1959.  

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

Oct 28   In the year 1959 buffalo Bills enter AFL  

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

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

Oct 31   Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US in the year 1959.  

Nov 01   On this day in history gershon Agron, mayor of Jerusalem, dies at 66  

Nov 01   Goalie Jacques Plant wears a hockey mask fo rthe first time in a game on this day in history.  

Nov 02   "Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 perfs on this day in history.  

Nov 02   In the year 1959 charles Van Doren confesses, TV quiz show-"21" was fixed  

Nov 03   In the year 1959 friedrich Niggli, composer, dies at 83  

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

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

Nov 07   On this day in history victor McLaglen, actor (Gunga Din), dies of heart attack at 72  

Nov 08   KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast on this day in history.  

Nov 09   On this day in history frederick Preston Search, composer, dies at 70  

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

Nov 10   On this day in history lupino Lane, actress (Deputy Drummer), dies at 67  

Nov 12   On this day in history 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   Kilauea's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii) in the year 1959.  

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

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

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

Nov 17   On this day in history de Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond  

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

Nov 18   Wash Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year in the year 1959.  

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   In the year 1959 birth of rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)  

Jan 04   Vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1959 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 in the year 1959.  

Jan 08   In the year 1959 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   On this day in history jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54  

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

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 in the year 1959.  

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

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

Jan 22   On this day in history a J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73  

Jan 28   In the year 1959 joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73  

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