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