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Historical Events In 1959

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Feb 28   In the year 1959 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   On this day in history the first polar orbiting satellite, Discoverer 1, launched  

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

Mar 01   Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Golden Triangle Festival Golf Tournament on this day in history.  

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

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

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   In the year 1959 11st 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   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   On this day in history fred Stone, actor (Hideaway, Westerner), dies at 85  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Mar 09   On this day in history "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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Mar 11   On this day in history "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   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   In the year 1959 birth of yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1959 a J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73  

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

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