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Historical Events In 1959

Saturday, 04 July 2020

Apr 04   Federation of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960) in the year 1959.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 05   Art Wall wins golf's Masters on this day in history.  

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

Apr 07   Radar first bounced off sun, Stanford Calif on this day in history.  

Apr 08   Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies in the year 1959.  

Apr 09   Balt Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Wash Senators) in the year 1959.  

Apr 09   On this day in history frank Lloyd Wright, US architect (Guggenheim Museum NY), dies at 89  

Apr 09   In the year 1959 selection of first 7 Mercury astronauts, include 4 naval aviators  

Apr 10   On this day in history japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda  

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

Apr 12   Ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1959 vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 15   On this day in history fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour  

Apr 15   The birth of Emma Thompson, British actress on this day in history.  

Apr 16   In the year 1959 "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   In the year 1959 irving Cummings Sr, actor/director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70  

Apr 18   In the year 1959 montreal Canadiens beat Tor Maple Leafs 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup  

Apr 20   On this day in history "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 in the year 1959.  

Apr 21   Alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark in the year 1959.  

Apr 22   On this day in history yankee Whitey Ford strikes-out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings  

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

Apr 24   In the year 1959 "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) on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005)  

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   On this day in history abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi  

Jan 20   Carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31 died on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77 in the year 1959.  

Jan 22   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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