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Historical Events In 1959

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Apr 04   Federation of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960) on this day in history.  

Apr 04   Stanley Snooke, cricketer (bro of S J, duck in S African Test), dies in the year 1959.  

Apr 05   On this day in history 23rd Golf Masters Championship Art Wall Jr wins, shooting a 284  

Apr 05   23rd Golf Masters Championship: Art Wall Jr wins, shooting a 284 in the year 1959.  

Apr 05   Art Wall wins golf's Masters in the year 1959.  

Apr 07   On this day in history oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years  

Apr 07   On this day in history radar first bounced off sun, Stanford Calif  

Apr 08   In the year 1959 gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies  

Apr 09   On this day in history balt Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Wash Senators)  

Apr 09   Frank Lloyd Wright, US architect (Guggenheim Museum NY), dies at 89 on this day in history.  

Apr 09   On this day in history selection of first 7 Mercury astronauts, include 4 naval aviators  

Apr 10   Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda on this day in history.  

Apr 11   On this day in history "Jamaica" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 558 performances  

Apr 12   Ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1959.  

Apr 13   Eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor, dies at 57 in the year 1959.  

Apr 13   In the year 1959 uSAF launches Discover II into polar orbit  

Apr 13   Vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed) in the year 1959.  

Apr 13   In the year 1959 vatican edict forbids Roman Catholics for voting for communists  

Apr 14   (Robert) Taft Memorial Bell Tower dedicated in Wash DC in the year 1959.  

Apr 15   Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour on this day in history.  

Apr 15   The birth of Emma Thompson, British actress in the year 1959.  

Apr 16   On this day in history "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 perfs  

Apr 16   On this day in history charles Halton, dies at 83  

Apr 16   Helicopters from USS Edisto begin rescue operations in Montevideo, Uruguay. By 26 April they had carried 277 flood victims to safety on this day in history.  

Apr 18   Irving Cummings Sr, actor/director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70 in the year 1959.  

Apr 18   Montreal Canadiens beat Tor Maple Leafs 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup in the year 1959.  

Apr 20   In the year 1959 "Desilu Playhouse" on CBS-TV presented a two-part show titled, "The Untouchables" starting this night. Robert Stack starred in the program and became a major television star when "The Untouchables" become a weekly network series in the fall of 1959.  

Apr 21   1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod on this day in history.  

Apr 21   On this day in history alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark  

Apr 22   Yankee Whitey Ford strikes-out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings on this day in history.  

Apr 23   "Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 perfs in the year 1959.  

Apr 24   On this day in history "Your Hit Parade" ended after a nine-year run on television and many more years on radio. The show debuted in  

Apr 24   Jef van Hoof, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Apr 24   Neth Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier) in the year 1959.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1959

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   In the year 1959 birth of vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)  

Jan 04   Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist was born in the year 1959.  

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

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   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   In the year 1959 paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71  

Jan 11   In the year 1959 mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies  

Jan 17   Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi on this day in history.  

Jan 20   In the year 1959 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   Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73 in the year 1959.  

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