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Historical Events In 1959

Thursday, 09 December 2021

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

Apr 25   On this day in history uSS Eversole rescues 14 Chinese Nationalist fishermen from their sinking fishing trawler in the Formosa Strait.  

Apr 26   On this day in history cuba invades Panama  

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) in the year 1959.  

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

Apr 27   In the year 1959 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   In the year 1959 armand Louis Joseph Marsick, composer, dies at 81  

May 01   In the year 1959 floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title  

May 01   In the year 1959 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 in the year 1959.  

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

May 04   In the year 1959 the first Grammy Awards Perry Como &Ella Fitzgerald win  

May 04   The first Grammy Awards: Perry Como &Ella Fitzgerald win in the year 1959.  

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 on this day in history.  

May 08   Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 on this day in history.  

May 10   Soviet forces arrive in Afghánistán in the year 1959.  

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

May 11   On this day in history elvis Presley's first entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel"  

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

May 12   On this day in history liz Taylor's 4th marriage (Eddie Fisher)  

May 14   Sidney Bechet, US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62 in the year 1959.  

May 15   In the year 1959 berend van den Amstel, [Bernard CED Hattink], Dutch actor, dies at 56  

May 16   On this day in history joe Cook, Stage comedian, dies at 69  

May 19   Jan de Quay becomes premier of Netherlands on this day in history.  

May 20   Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher, dies at 60 in the year 1959.  

May 20   On this day in history ford wins battle with Chrysler to call its new car "Falcon"  

May 20   Japanese-Americans regain their citizenship on this day in history.  

May 20   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of kapil Dev, India's cricket player  

Jan 07   Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat) was born in the year 1959.  

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 on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1959

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   In the year 1959 jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54  

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   In the year 1959 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   A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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

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