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Historical Events In 1959

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Apr 25   On this day in history st Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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   Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title in the year 1959.  

May 01   Oscar Torp, Norwegian premier, dies on this day in history.  

May 01   Streetcars in Ottawa replaced by buses on this day in history.  

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

May 04   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55  

May 10   On this day in history 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   On this day in history elvis Presley's first entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel"  

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

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

May 14   Sidney Bechet, US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

May 16   Joe Cook, Stage comedian, dies at 69 in the year 1959.  

May 19   On this day in history 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   In the year 1959 ford wins battle with Chrysler to call its new car "Falcon"  

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

May 20   In the year 1959 shah of Persia visits Netherlands  

May 21   On this day in history cleveland Metroparks Zoo Children's Petting Farm opens  

May 22   In the year 1959 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1959 birth of rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)  

Jan 04   In the year 1959 birth of vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)  

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 in the year 1959.  

Jan 08   Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   On this day in history death of carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31  

Jan 21   On this day in history cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77  

Jan 22   In the year 1959 a J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73  

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

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