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Historical Events In 1959

Monday, 19 April 2021

Dec 13   Archbishop Makarios elected 1st president of Cyprus on this day in history.  

Dec 13   Archbishop Makarios elected first president of Cyprus in the year 1959.  

Dec 14   Archbishop Makarios proclaimed president of Cyprus on this day in history.  

Dec 14   J.B. Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513 m on this day in history.  

Dec 14   Maria EG "Lizzy" Ansingh, Dutch painter (Cast Off), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Dec 15   Everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me" in the year 1959.  

Dec 16   Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48 in the year 1959.  

Dec 17   On the Beach premiered this day at the Astor Theatre in New York City -- and in 17 other cities. It was the first motion picture to debut simultaneously in major cities around the world in the year 1959.  

Dec 18   Dorothy L Sayers, writer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Dec 18   On this day in history sammy Baugh named 1st coach of NY Titans (AFL)  

Dec 19   In the year 1959 1st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0  

Dec 19   Penn State’s Nittany Lions beat Alabama, 7-0, in the first Liberty Bowl football game on this day in history.  

Dec 19   In the year 1959 walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117  

Dec 19   On this day in history walter Williams, thought to be the last surviving veteran of the US Civil War, dies in Houston, Texas at age 117.  

Dec 20   Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur on this day in history.  

Dec 21   In the year 1959 10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7")  

Dec 22   On this day in history continental League awards its last franchise to Dallas-Ft Worth  

Dec 22   Gilda Gray, actress (Piccadilly), dies of heart attack at 60 on this day in history.  

Dec 22   New York Rangers goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized face mask during a game on this day in history.  

Dec 23   Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Dec 25   A synagogue in Cologne Germany desecrated with swastikas in the year 1959.  

Dec 27   On this day in history alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat, dies at 70  

Dec 27   Balt Colts beat NY Giants 31-16 in NFL championship game in the year 1959.  

Dec 29   In the year 1959 robin Humphrey Milford, composer, dies at 56  

Dec 29   In the year 1959 saul Levitt's "Andersonville Trial," premieres in NYC  

Dec 30   George Washington, 1st ballistic missile sub commissioned in the year 1959.  

Dec 30   On this day in history maria Baers, Flemish social female worker/senator, dies at 76  

Dec 30   The birth of Tracey Ullman, British comedienne on this day in history.  

Dec 30   The George Washington, first ballistic missile sub commissioned 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   In the year 1959 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   On this day in history birth of yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist  

Jan 05   Kapil Dev, India's cricket player was born in the year 1959.  

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

Jan 21   Cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77 in the year 1959.  

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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