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Historical Events In 1959

Thursday, 06 May 2021

Feb 28   Maxwell Anderson, US dramatist (Key Largo, Bath Seed), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Feb 28   Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by David Jenkins USA on this day in history.  

Feb 28   The first polar orbiting satellite, Discoverer 1, launched in the year 1959.  

Mar 01   In the year 1959 archbishop Makarios returns to Cyprus after 3 years  

Mar 01   In the year 1959 beverly Hanson wins LPGA Golden Triangle Festival Golf Tournament  

Mar 02   In the year 1959 eric Blore, actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Love Happy), dies at 70  

Mar 03   On this day in history british government arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis  

Mar 03   First US probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, is launched on this day in history.  

Mar 03   Lou Costello, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52 in the year 1959.  

Mar 03   The new home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team was officially named Candlestick Park in the year 1959.  

Mar 04   On this day in history pioneer 4 becomes the first American spacecraft to flyby the Moon  

Mar 04   On this day in history uS Pioneer IV misses Moon & becomes 2nd (US 1st) artificial planet  

Mar 05   In the year 1959 iran & US sign economic & military treaty  

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

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

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

Mar 06   Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles) in the year 1959.  

Mar 06   In the year 1959 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   On this day in history "Bells Are Ringing" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 perfs  

Mar 07   Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

Mar 07   West Indies all out 76 vs Pakistan at Dacca, Fazal Mahmood 6-34 in the year 1959.  

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   In the year 1959 groucho, Chico &Harpo's final TV appearance together  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 09   On this day in history the first known radar contact is made with Venus  

Mar 10   In the year 1959 dorothy Comiskey Rigney, sells 54% of White Sox to Bill Veeck  

Mar 10   In the year 1959 uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa Tibet  

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   In the year 1959 birth of kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)  

Jan 03   In the year 1959 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 in the year 1959.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1959 birth of kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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   Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54 in the year 1959.  

Jan 09   Paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71 in the year 1959.  

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

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

Jan 20   On this day in history death of carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31  

Jan 21   On this day in history 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   In the year 1959 joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73  

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