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Historical Events In 1959

Thursday, 13 May 2021

May 24   On this day in history empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England  

May 24   John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

May 24   In the year 1959 the first house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA)  

May 25   Khrushchev visits Angola in the year 1959.  

May 25   In the year 1959 supreme Court rules that Louisiana prohibiting black-white boxing is unconstitutional  

May 26   On this day in history ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78  

May 28   In the year 1959 bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies  

May 28   Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets Project 7 astronauts on this day in history.  

May 28   Monkeys Able & Baker zoom 300 miles (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, became first animals retrieved from a space mission on this day in history.  

May 29   Charles de Gaulle forms French Government in the year 1959.  

May 29   Charles de Gaulle forms French govt on this day in history.  

May 30   On this day in history iraq terminates military assistance pact with US due to neutrality  

May 30   In the year 1959 president Somoza ends emergency crisis in Nicaragua  

May 30   On this day in history thomas Carl Whitmer, composer, dies at 85  

May 30   In the year 1959 world's first hovercraft (SR-N1) tested at Cowes England  

Jun 01   In the year 1959 constitution of Tunisia promulgated (National Day)  

Jun 02   In the year 1959 allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid," SF  

Jun 03   1st US Air Force Academy graduation in the year 1959.  

Jun 03   Ole Windingstad, composer, dies at 73 in the year 1959.  

Jun 04   On this day in history charles Vidor, director (Gilda, Farewell to Arms), dies at 58  

Jun 07   Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament in the year 1959.  

Jun 08   On this day in history 1st official "missile mail" lands (Jacksonville, Fla)  

Jun 08   X-15 makes first unpowered flight, from a B-52 at 11,500 m in the year 1959.  

Jun 09   The first ballistic missile sub launched (George Washington-Groton, Ct) in the year 1959.  

Jun 11   Hovercraft demonstrated for the first time in the year 1959.  

Jun 11   On this day in history postmaster General bans D.H. Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover  

Jun 16   George Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), shoots self at 45 in the year 1959.  

Jun 17   Abdul Mouse, Indonesian nationalist foreman/author, dies at about 68 in the year 1959.  

Jun 18   In the year 1959 1st telecast transmitted from England to US  

Jun 18   In the year 1959 ethel Barrymore, [Blythe], actress (None but the lonely), dies at 79  

Jun 18   On this day in history the First telecast transmitted from England to US  

Jun 19   On this day in history senate rejects Ike's appointment of Lewis Strauss for Sec of Comm  

Jun 20   Escuminac New Brunswick a severe storm in Northumberland Strait sinks 22 boats, drowns 35 fishermen in the year 1959.  

Jun 20   On this day in history hitoshi Ashida, Japanese politician, dies at 71  

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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   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 in the year 1959.  

Jan 05   Kapil Dev, India's cricket player was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1959 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   On this day in history birth of paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005)  

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   Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies in the year 1959.  

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

Jan 20   Carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31 died in the year 1959.  

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

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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