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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.  

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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   On this day in history birth of rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   In the year 1959 birth of kapil Dev, India's cricket player  

Jan 07   Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat) was born in the year 1959.  

Jan 08   In the year 1959 birth of michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 20   Carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31 died in the year 1959.  

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 in the year 1959.  

Jan 28   On this day in history joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73  

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