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Historical Events In 1959

Saturday, 04 July 2020

Apr 25   St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1959 "Today" show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)  

Apr 27   "Today" show goes abroard the first time (Paris France) on this day in history.  

Apr 27   Gordon Armstrong inventor of baby incubator, dies on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1959.  

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   In the year 1959 streetcars in Ottawa replaced by buses.  

May 01   West Germany introduces 5 day work week on this day in history.  

May 04   Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (JB) in the year 1959.  

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

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

May 06   On this day in history iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships  

May 08   3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore in the year 1959.  

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

May 10   In the year 1959 soviet forces arrive in Afghánistán  

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

May 11   In the year 1959 elvis Presley's first entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel"  

May 11   Rodgers & Barer's musical "Once Upon a Mattress" premieres in NYC in the year 1959.  

May 12   In the year 1959 liz Taylor's 4th marriage (Eddie Fisher)  

May 14   On this day in history sidney Bechet, US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62  

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

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   On this day in history ford wins battle with Chrysler to call its new car "Falcon"  

May 20   On this day in history japanese-Americans regain their citizenship  

May 20   In the year 1959 shah of Persia visits Netherlands  

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

May 22   Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes first black general-major in USAF on this day in history.  

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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   On this day in history birth of rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)  

Jan 04   Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of kapil Dev, India's cricket player  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer  

Jan 08   Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005) was born in the year 1959.  

Famous Deaths In 1959

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi  

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

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 in the year 1959.  

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

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