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Historical Events In 1959

Wednesday, 06 July 2022

Feb 07   Castro proclaims new Cuban constitution on this day in history.  

Feb 07   On this day in history cessna lands in Las Vegas after 65 d without landing (refuels in air)  

Feb 07   On this day in history daniel F Malan, premier of South Africa (1948-54), dies at 84  

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" on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 13   Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns in the year 1959.  

Feb 13   William L Axt, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1959.  

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   On this day in history fidel Castro becomes premier of Cuba after overthrowing Batista.  

Feb 16   Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba, overthrowing Fulgenico Batista on this day in history.  

Feb 17   Kathryn Adams, actress (Meet the Chump, 5th Avenue Girl), dies in the year 1959.  

Feb 18   On this day in history alfred Alessandrescu, composer, dies at 65  

Feb 18   The birth of Greta Scacchi, American actress in the year 1959.  

Feb 19   On this day in history britain, Turkey & Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence  

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   On this day in history helen Parrish, actress (Hour Glass), dies of cancer at 36  

Feb 23   On this day in history betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open  

Feb 23   KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton CA (PBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Feb 26   Lou Costello, actor (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52 in the year 1959.  

Feb 27   Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players on this day in history.  

Feb 28   "Goldilocks" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances on this day in history.  

Feb 28   Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of Great Britain in the year 1959.  

Feb 28   Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of CAN on this day in history.  

Feb 28   Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by Carol Heiss USA in the year 1959.  

Feb 28   Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1959 birth of vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)  

Jan 04   In the year 1959 birth of yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist  

Jan 05   In the year 1959 birth of kapil Dev, India's cricket player  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)  

Jan 08   Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer was born in the year 1959.  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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 in the year 1959.  

Jan 11   On this day in history mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies  

Jan 17   Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi on this day in history.  

Jan 20   In the year 1959 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   A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73 in the year 1959.  

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

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