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.