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Historical Events In 1959

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

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

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

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

Mar 03   In the year 1959 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   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 in the year 1959.  

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 06   Fred Stone, actor (Hideaway, Westerner), dies at 85 in the year 1959.  

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

Mar 07   "Bells Are Ringing" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 perfs on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Mar 08   Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq in the year 1959.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band) was born in the year 1959.  

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   On this day in history birth of kapil Dev, India's cricket player  

Jan 07   Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat) was born in the year 1959.  

Jan 08   In the year 1959 birth of michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer  

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

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