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Historical Events In 1959

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Feb 28   On this day in history maxwell Anderson, US dramatist (Key Largo, Bath Seed), dies at 70  

Feb 28   In the year 1959 men's Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by David Jenkins USA  

Feb 28   In the year 1959 the first polar orbiting satellite, Discoverer 1, launched  

Mar 01   On this day in history archbishop Makarios returns to Cyprus after 3 years  

Mar 01   Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Golden Triangle Festival Golf Tournament in the year 1959.  

Mar 02   On this day in history eric Blore, actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Love Happy), dies at 70  

Mar 03   British government arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis in the year 1959.  

Mar 03   On this day in history first US probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, is launched  

Mar 03   Lou Costello, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Mar 03   The new home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team was officially named Candlestick Park on this day in history.  

Mar 04   Pioneer 4 becomes the first American spacecraft to flyby the Moon in the year 1959.  

Mar 04   In the year 1959 uS Pioneer IV misses Moon & becomes 2nd (US 1st) artificial planet  

Mar 05   Iran & US sign economic & military treaty on this day in history.  

Mar 06   In the year 1959 11st Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr  

Mar 06   In the year 1959 11th Emmy Awards Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr  

Mar 06   On this day in history 11th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr  

Mar 06   Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles) on this day in history.  

Mar 06   On this day in history fred Stone, actor (Hideaway, Westerner), dies at 85  

Mar 06   Raymond Burr wins for best actor in a series at the 11th Emmy Awards for his work in TV's Perry Mason in the year 1959.  

Mar 07   "Bells Are Ringing" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 perfs in the year 1959.  

Mar 07   In the year 1959 arthur C Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare), dies  

Mar 07   Melvin C. Garlow became the first pilot to fly over a million miles in jet airplanes on this day in history.  

Mar 07   On this day in history the first aviator to fly a million miles (1.61 Mkm) in a jet (MC Garlow)  

Mar 07   In the year 1959 west Indies all out 76 vs Pakistan at Dacca, Fazal Mahmood 6-34  

Mar 08   In the year 1959 abdel Wahab Shawwaf, Iraqi colonel/putschist, murdered  

Mar 08   On this day in history groucho, Chico & Harpo's final TV appearance together  

Mar 08   Groucho, Chico &Harpo's final TV appearance together in the year 1959.  

Mar 08   On this day in history pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq  

Mar 09   "Juno" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 16 performances in the year 1959.  

Mar 09   Barbie, the popular girls' doll, debuted, over 800 million sold in the year 1959.  

Mar 09   In the year 1959 the first known radar contact is made with Venus  

Mar 10   Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, sells 54% of White Sox to Bill Veeck in the year 1959.  

Mar 10   Uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa Tibet in the year 1959.  

Mar 11   "Raisin in the Sun," 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens 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 in the year 1959.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005) was born in the year 1959.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies in the year 1959.  

Jan 17   In the year 1959 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 in the year 1959.  

Jan 22   A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Jan 28   In the year 1959 joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73  

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