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Historical Events In 1959

Monday, 26 July 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 on this day in history.  

Mar 01   Archbishop Makarios returns to Cyprus after 3 years in the year 1959.  

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

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

Mar 03   British government arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 05   On this day in history iran & US sign economic & military treaty  

Mar 06   11st Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr on this day in history.  

Mar 06   On this day in history 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   In the year 1959 farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles)  

Mar 06   Fred Stone, actor (Hideaway, Westerner), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1959.  

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

Mar 08   Abdel Wahab Shawwaf, Iraqi colonel/putschist, murdered on this day in history.  

Mar 08   Groucho, Chico & Harpo's final TV appearance together on this day in history.  

Mar 08   In the year 1959 groucho, Chico &Harpo's final TV appearance together  

Mar 08   In the year 1959 pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq  

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

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

Mar 09   The first known radar contact is made with Venus in the year 1959.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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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   Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band) was born on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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 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   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 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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