Historical Events In 1959
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Apr 04 Federation of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960) in the year 1959.
Apr 04 Stanley Snooke, cricketer (bro of S J, duck in S African Test), dies on this day in history.
Apr 05 On this day in history 23rd Golf Masters Championship Art Wall Jr wins, shooting a 284
Apr 05 In the year 1959 23rd Golf Masters Championship: Art Wall Jr wins, shooting a 284
Apr 05 On this day in history art Wall wins golf's Masters
Apr 07 On this day in history oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years
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 In the year 1959 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 Selection of first 7 Mercury astronauts, include 4 naval aviators in the year 1959.
Apr 10 Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda in the year 1959.
Apr 11 "Jamaica" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 558 performances on this day in history.
Apr 12 In the year 1959 ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60
Apr 13 In the year 1959 eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor, dies at 57
Apr 13 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Apr 15 In the year 1959 fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour
Apr 15 In the year 1959 the birth of Emma Thompson, British actress
Apr 16 On this day in history "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 perfs
Apr 16 Charles Halton, dies at 83 in the year 1959.
Apr 16 On this day in history helicopters from USS Edisto begin rescue operations in Montevideo, Uruguay. By 26 April they had carried 277 flood victims to safety.
Apr 18 Irving Cummings Sr, actor/director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70 on this day in history.
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 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 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 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 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)