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Historical Events In 1959

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Dec 13   Archbishop Makarios elected 1st president of Cyprus in the year 1959.  

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   On this day in history j.B. Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513 m  

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

Dec 15   On this day in history everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me"  

Dec 16   Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1959 dorothy L Sayers, writer, dies at 66  

Dec 18   In the year 1959 sammy Baugh named 1st coach of NY Titans (AFL)  

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

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

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

Dec 21   10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7") on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1959.  

Dec 22   In the year 1959 new York Rangers goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized face mask during a game.  

Dec 23   On this day in history edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78  

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

Dec 27   Alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 29   On this day in history robin Humphrey Milford, composer, dies at 56  

Dec 29   Saul Levitt's "Andersonville Trial," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

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

Dec 30   In the year 1959 maria Baers, Flemish social female worker/senator, dies at 76  

Dec 30   On this day in history the birth of Tracey Ullman, British comedienne  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)  

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   In the year 1959 birth of kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)  

Jan 08   Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1959 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   Paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1959 mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies  

Jan 17   On this day in history 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   Cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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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