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Historical Events In 1959

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Nov 19   In the year 1959 edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism), dies  

Nov 19   On this day in history ford cancels the Edsel  

Nov 20   In the year 1959 the all-new 105E Anglia was introduced in the United States--the first British Ford to be marketed to Americans on a large scale  

Nov 20   UN adopts the declaration of children's rights on this day in history.  

Nov 21   In the year 1959 jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet  

Nov 21   On this day in history jack Benny (violin) and Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet  

Nov 21   On this day in history max Baer US, heavyweight boxing champ (1934), dies at 49  

Nov 21   Max Baer, US, heavyweight boxing champ (1934), dies at 49 in the year 1959.  

Nov 22   AFL's 1st draft in the year 1959.  

Nov 23   In the year 1959 "Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 796 performances  

Nov 23   "Fiorello!" premiers on Broadway in the year 1959.  

Nov 24   In the year 1959 lyman Bryson, educator (UN Casebook), dies at 71  

Nov 25   On this day in history "Once Upon a Mattress" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 460 performances  

Nov 26   On this day in history albert William Ketelby, composer, dies at 84  

Nov 27   On this day in history gerard Philipe, actor/dir (La Ronde, Gambler), dies of cancer at 36  

Nov 28   On this day in history lester Vail, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies on 59th birthday  

Nov 29   Fritz Brun, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Nov 30   Joe Foss named first commissioner of AFL in the year 1959.  

Dec 01   12 nations sign a treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica on this day in history.  

Dec 01   The First color photograph of Earth from outer space in the year 1959.  

Dec 01   On this day in history twelve countries sign a treaty to protect Antarctica, as a preserve for scientific research  

Dec 02   Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus on this day in history.  

Dec 03   On this day in history state of emergency on Cyprus ends  

Dec 04   In the year 1959 a monkey returns to earth safely, after being launched into orbit 55 miles high by the US  

Dec 04   Rosetta Duncan, (Duncan Sisters), dies in an auto accident at 58 in the year 1959.  

Dec 05   In the year 1959 k S Duleepsinhji, cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), dies  

Dec 06   In the year 1959 len Doyle, actor (Harrington-Mr District Attorney), dies at 66  

Dec 07   "Saratoga" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances on this day in history.  

Dec 08   On this day in history dom Mintoff demands independence for Malta  

Dec 09   On this day in history walter Compton, news anchor (DuMont Evening News), dies at 47  

Dec 10   In the year 1959 charles Jones, cricket batsman (WI in 4 Tests 1930-35, 63 runs), dies  

Dec 11   Yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri in the year 1959.  

Dec 12   Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Dec 12   UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established in the year 1959.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1959

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1959 birth of kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)  

Jan 03   In the year 1959 birth of rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)  

Jan 04   In the year 1959 birth of vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)  

Jan 04   Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies in the year 1959.  

Jan 17   On this day in history abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi  

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

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

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