Historical Events In 1959
Thursday, 24 September 2020
Feb 07 Castro proclaims new Cuban constitution in the year 1959.
Feb 07 On this day in history cessna lands in Las Vegas after 65 d without landing (refuels in air)
Feb 07 Daniel F Malan, premier of South Africa (1948-54), dies at 84 in the year 1959.
Feb 08 On this day in history william J "Wild Bill" Donovan, Office Strategic Services, dies at 76
Feb 09 In the year 1959 coasters's "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2
Feb 10 Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes "Lonely, but not alone" in the year 1959.
Feb 10 In the year 1959 tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265
Feb 11 On this day in history vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v West Indies at Delhi)
Feb 13 Barbie doll goes on sale in the year 1959.
Feb 13 On this day in history miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns
Feb 13 In the year 1959 william L Axt, composer, dies at 70
Feb 14 In the year 1959 $3.6 million heroin seizure in New York NY
Feb 15 On this day in history antonio Segni forms Italian government
Feb 15 Owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69 in the year 1959.
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 On this day in history kathryn Adams, actress (Meet the Chump, 5th Avenue Girl), dies
Feb 18 Alfred Alessandrescu, composer, dies at 65 in the year 1959.
Feb 18 The birth of Greta Scacchi, American actress in the year 1959.
Feb 19 Britain, Turkey & Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence on this day in history.
Feb 19 On this day in history britain, Turkey &Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence
Feb 19 In the year 1959 gabon adopts its constitution
Feb 19 USAF rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 kph), New Mexico on this day in history.
Feb 20 In the year 1959 ray McDonald, dancer, dies of barbituate overdose at 38
Feb 22 Helen Parrish, actress (Hour Glass), dies of cancer at 36 on this day in history.
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 Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players on this day in history.
Feb 28 In the year 1959 "Goldilocks" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
Feb 28 On this day in history ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of Great Britain
Feb 28 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of CAN on this day in history.
Feb 28 In the year 1959 ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by Carol Heiss USA
Feb 28 Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit on this day in history.