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Historical Events In 1959

Saturday, 04 July 2020

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 in the year 1959.  

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

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   On this day in history lou Costello, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52  

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

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

Mar 04   In the year 1959 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   On this day in history 11st Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr  

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

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

Mar 06   On this day in history 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   In the year 1959 raymond Burr wins for best actor in a series at the 11th Emmy Awards for his work in TV's Perry Mason.  

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

Mar 07   Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare), dies in the year 1959.  

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) in the year 1959.  

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 in the year 1959.  

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

Mar 08   Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq on this day in history.  

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

Mar 09   On this day in history barbie, the popular girls' doll, debuted, over 800 million sold  

Mar 09   On this day in history 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   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   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   On this day in history birth of michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer  

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   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 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   In the year 1959 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   Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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