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Historical Events In 1959

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Apr 25   St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping in the year 1959.  

Apr 25   In the year 1959 uSS Eversole rescues 14 Chinese Nationalist fishermen from their sinking fishing trawler in the Formosa Strait.  

Apr 26   Cuba invades Panama in the year 1959.  

Apr 27   On this day in history "Today" show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)  

Apr 27   In the year 1959 "Today" show goes abroard the first time (Paris France)  

Apr 27   On this day in history gordon Armstrong inventor of baby incubator, dies  

Apr 27   On this day in history gordon Armstrong, inventor (baby incubator), dies  

Apr 28   On this day in history kLOE TV channel 10 in Goodland, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting  

Apr 30   Armand Louis Joseph Marsick, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

May 01   On this day in history floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title  

May 01   On this day in history oscar Torp, Norwegian premier, dies  

May 01   Streetcars in Ottawa replaced by buses in the year 1959.  

May 01   On this day in history west Germany introduces 5 day work week  

May 04   In the year 1959 pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (JB)  

May 04   The first Grammy Awards Perry Como &Ella Fitzgerald win on this day in history.  

May 04   On this day in history the first Grammy Awards: Perry Como &Ella Fitzgerald win  

May 06   In the year 1959 iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships  

May 08   On this day in history 3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore  

May 08   In the year 1959 renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55  

May 10   On this day in history soviet forces arrive in Afghánistán  

May 11   "Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb" by Byrnes & Connie Stevens hits #4 in the year 1959.  

May 11   Elvis Presley's first entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel" in the year 1959.  

May 11   Rodgers & Barer's musical "Once Upon a Mattress" premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

May 12   Liz Taylor's 4th marriage (Eddie Fisher) in the year 1959.  

May 14   In the year 1959 sidney Bechet, US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62  

May 15   Berend van den Amstel, [Bernard CED Hattink], Dutch actor, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

May 16   In the year 1959 joe Cook, Stage comedian, dies at 69  

May 19   In the year 1959 jan de Quay becomes premier of Netherlands  

May 20   Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

May 20   Ford wins battle with Chrysler to call its new car "Falcon" on this day in history.  

May 20   In the year 1959 japanese-Americans regain their citizenship  

May 20   Shah of Persia visits Netherlands on this day in history.  

May 21   Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Children's Petting Farm opens in the year 1959.  

May 22   On this day in history benjamin O Davis Jr becomes first black general-major in USAF  

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Famous Birthdays In 1959

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83) was born in the year 1959.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist was born in the year 1959.  

Jan 05   Kapil Dev, India's cricket player was born in the year 1959.  

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   In the year 1959 mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies  

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

Jan 20   Carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31 died on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 28   On this day in history joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73  

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