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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)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1959

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)  

Jan 03   Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band) was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1959.  

Jan 07   Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005)  

Famous Deaths In 1959

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54 in the year 1959.  

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 in the year 1959.  

Jan 17   In the year 1959 abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi  

Jan 20   On this day in history 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   On this day in history a J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73  

Jan 28   Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73 in the year 1959.  

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