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Historical Events In 1959

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Mar 11   Haydn Wood, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Mar 11   In the year 1959 the HSS-2 amphibian all-weather anti submarine warfare helicopter made its first flight  

Mar 11   In the year 1959 the new home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team was officially named Candlestick Park.  

Mar 12   On this day in history dutch Liberal Party wins 2nd parliamentary elections  

Mar 12   US House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood on this day in history.  

Mar 15   Robert Foster sets record by staying underwater 13 minutes 42.5 seconds in the year 1959.  

Mar 16   On this day in history iraq &USSR sign economic/technical treaty  

Mar 16   On this day in history john Sailling, last documented Civil War vet, dies at 111  

Mar 17   On this day in history australia and USSR restore diplomatic relations  

Mar 17   On this day in history dalai Lama flees Tibet for India  

Mar 17   On this day in history raffaele d' Alessandro, composer, dies on 48th birthday  

Mar 18   U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Hawaiian statehood bill into law, approving the entrance of Hawaii into the United States pending approval by the electorate of the Pacific Ocean island chain in the year 1959.  

Mar 19   "1st Impressions" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 84 performances on this day in history.  

Mar 22   Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament on this day in history.  

Mar 24   Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact in the year 1959.  

Mar 25   Billy Mayerl, composer, dies at 56 in the year 1959.  

Mar 25   French President De Gaulle acknowledges Oder-Neisse boundary on this day in history.  

Mar 26   On this day in history raymond T Chandler, US detective writer (Long Goodbye), dies at 71  

Mar 26   Test debut for Mushtaq Mohammad vs West Indies age 15 years 124 days in the year 1959.  

Mar 27   Grant Withers, actor (Okla Annie), suicide with sleeping pills at 54 on this day in history.  

Mar 28   On this day in history 11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's government & installs Panchen Lama  

Mar 28   11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's govt & installs Panchen Lama on this day in history.  

Mar 28   In the year 1959 james Neblett, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935), dies  

Mar 29   On this day in history "Some Like it Hot" with Marilyn Monroe & Jack Lemmon premieres  

Mar 29   On this day in history barthelemy Boganda, Central African Republic's 1st president, dies  

Mar 29   On this day in history barthelemy Boganda, first president of the Central African Republic, is killed in a plane crash.  

Mar 29   Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore in the year 1959.  

Mar 30   WNED TV channel 17 in Buffalo, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting in the year 1959.  

Mar 31   In the year 1959 dalai Lama fled China & was granted political asylum in India  

Mar 31   Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Mar 31   In the year 1959 the Dalai Lama, fleeing the Chinese suppression of a national uprising in Tibet, crosses the border into India, where he is granted political asylum  

Apr 02   Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery), dies at 79 in the year 1959.  

Apr 04   On this day in history fed of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)  

Apr 04   On this day in history fed of Mali, consisting of Senegal &French Sudan (dissolved 1960)  

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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   On this day in history birth of yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist  

Jan 05   Kapil Dev, India's cricket player was born on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1959 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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