Historical Events In 1959
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Feb 07 Castro proclaims new Cuban constitution in the year 1959.
Feb 07 Cessna lands in Las Vegas after 65 d without landing (refuels in air) in the year 1959.
Feb 07 In the year 1959 daniel F Malan, premier of South Africa (1948-54), dies at 84
Feb 08 William J "Wild Bill" Donovan, Office Strategic Services, dies at 76 on this day in history.
Feb 09 Coasters's "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2 on this day in history.
Feb 10 Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes "Lonely, but not alone" on this day in history.
Feb 10 Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265 on this day in history.
Feb 11 Vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v West Indies at Delhi) on this day in history.
Feb 13 Barbie doll goes on sale on this day in history.
Feb 13 Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns on this day in history.
Feb 13 On this day in history william L Axt, composer, dies at 70
Feb 14 On this day in history $3.6 million heroin seizure in New York NY
Feb 15 Antonio Segni forms Italian government in the year 1959.
Feb 15 In the year 1959 owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69
Feb 16 Fidel Castro becomes premier of Cuba after overthrowing Batista on this day in history.
Feb 16 Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba, overthrowing Fulgenico Batista in the year 1959.
Feb 17 In the year 1959 kathryn Adams, actress (Meet the Chump, 5th Avenue Girl), dies
Feb 18 Alfred Alessandrescu, composer, dies at 65 in the year 1959.
Feb 18 In the year 1959 the birth of Greta Scacchi, American actress
Feb 19 Britain, Turkey & Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence on this day in history.
Feb 19 In the year 1959 britain, Turkey &Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence
Feb 19 Gabon adopts its constitution on this day in history.
Feb 19 On this day in history uSAF rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 kph), New Mexico
Feb 20 In the year 1959 ray McDonald, dancer, dies of barbituate overdose at 38
Feb 22 In the year 1959 helen Parrish, actress (Hour Glass), dies of cancer at 36
Feb 23 In the year 1959 betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
Feb 23 KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton CA (PBS) begins broadcasting in the year 1959.
Feb 26 On this day in history lou Costello, actor (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52
Feb 27 On this day in history chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
Feb 28 "Goldilocks" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances on this day in history.
Feb 28 In the year 1959 ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of Great Britain
Feb 28 On this day in history ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of CAN
Feb 28 On this day in history ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by Carol Heiss USA
Feb 28 Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit in the year 1959.