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Historical Events In 1959

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

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

Oct 24   In the year 1959 uS premier of D Sjostakovitch's 1st Cello concert  

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

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   10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced in the year 1959.  

Oct 30   On this day in history blonde Dolly, [Sybille A J Niemans], society prostitute, dies at 33  

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

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

Nov 01   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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) in the year 1959.  

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

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

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

Nov 10   On this day in history 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 in the year 1959.  

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

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   Alex Kennedy, cricketer (31 wkts in 5 Tests for England 1922-23), dies in the year 1959.  

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   In the year 1959 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   On this day in history heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72  

Nov 18   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)  

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 in the year 1959.  

Jan 05   Kapil Dev, India's cricket player was born on this day in history.  

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   Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1959 paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71  

Jan 11   Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies on this day in history.  

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

Jan 20   In the year 1959 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   A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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

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