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Historical Events In 1959

Thursday, 06 May 2021

Feb 07   On this day in history castro proclaims new Cuban constitution  

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   On this day in history coasters's "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2  

Feb 10   Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes "Lonely, but not alone" in the year 1959.  

Feb 10   Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265 on this day in history.  

Feb 11   In the year 1959 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   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   In the year 1959 $3.6 million heroin seizure in New York NY  

Feb 15   Antonio Segni forms Italian government in the year 1959.  

Feb 15   Owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Feb 16   Fidel Castro becomes premier of Cuba after overthrowing Batista in the year 1959.  

Feb 16   On this day in history fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba, overthrowing Fulgenico Batista  

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 on this day in history.  

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   Britain, Turkey &Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence in the year 1959.  

Feb 19   On this day in history gabon adopts its constitution  

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   Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open in the year 1959.  

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 in the year 1959.  

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   In the year 1959 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   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   In the year 1959 birth of yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist  

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

Jan 07   Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1959

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   On this day in history jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54  

Jan 09   Paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31  

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

Jan 22   In the year 1959 a J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73  

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

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