Historical Events In 1959
Thursday, 30 June 2022
Apr 04 In the year 1959 federation of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)
Apr 04 On this day in history stanley Snooke, cricketer (bro of S J, duck in S African Test), dies
Apr 05 23rd Golf Masters Championship Art Wall Jr wins, shooting a 284 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Apr 07 Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years on this day in history.
Apr 07 Radar first bounced off sun, Stanford Calif in the year 1959.
Apr 08 On this day in history gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies
Apr 09 Balt Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Wash Senators) on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Apr 10 In the year 1959 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 On this day in history ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60
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 on this day in history.
Apr 13 In the year 1959 vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
Apr 13 Vatican edict forbids Roman Catholics for voting for communists on this day in history.
Apr 14 On this day in history (Robert) Taft Memorial Bell Tower dedicated in Wash DC
Apr 15 On this day in history fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour
Apr 15 On this day in history 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 In the year 1959 charles Halton, dies at 83
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 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 "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 in the year 1959.
Apr 21 In the year 1959 1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod
Apr 21 On this day in history alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark
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 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 In the year 1959 neth Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier)