Historical Events In 1959
Tuesday, 11 May 2021
Apr 04 In the year 1959 federation of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)
Apr 04 Stanley Snooke, cricketer (bro of S J, duck in S African Test), dies in the year 1959.
Apr 05 23rd Golf Masters Championship Art Wall Jr wins, shooting a 284 in the year 1959.
Apr 05 In the year 1959 23rd Golf Masters Championship: Art Wall Jr wins, shooting a 284
Apr 05 In the year 1959 art Wall wins golf's Masters
Apr 07 Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years in the year 1959.
Apr 07 In the year 1959 radar first bounced off sun, Stanford Calif
Apr 08 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies on this day in history.
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 In the year 1959 selection of first 7 Mercury astronauts, include 4 naval aviators
Apr 10 In the year 1959 japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda
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 USAF launches Discover II into polar orbit in the year 1959.
Apr 13 Vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed) in the year 1959.
Apr 13 Vatican edict forbids Roman Catholics for voting for communists in the year 1959.
Apr 14 (Robert) Taft Memorial Bell Tower dedicated in Wash DC on this day in history.
Apr 15 Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour in the year 1959.
Apr 15 On this day in history the birth of Emma Thompson, British actress
Apr 16 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 perfs in the year 1959.
Apr 16 Charles Halton, dies at 83 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history irving Cummings Sr, actor/director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70
Apr 18 On this day in history 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 In the year 1959 1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod
Apr 21 Alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark on this day in history.
Apr 22 In the year 1959 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 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1959 jef van Hoof, composer, dies at 72
Apr 24 In the year 1959 neth Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier)