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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)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1959

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1959 birth of kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)  

Jan 03   Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band) was born in the year 1959.  

Jan 04   Vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up) was born in the year 1959.  

Jan 04   In the year 1959 birth of yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist  

Jan 05   Kapil Dev, India's cricket player was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)  

Jan 08   In the year 1959 birth of michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer  

Jan 08   Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1959 paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71  

Jan 11   Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 17   Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi on this day in history.  

Jan 20   In the year 1959 death of carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31  

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

Jan 22   A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Jan 28   In the year 1959 joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73  

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