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Historical Events In 1959

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

May 25   Khrushchev visits Angola on this day in history.  

May 25   Supreme Court rules that Louisiana prohibiting black-white boxing is unconstitutional on this day in history.  

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

May 28   Bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies on this day in history.  

May 28   Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets Project 7 astronauts in the year 1959.  

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   On this day in history charles de Gaulle forms French Government  

May 29   In the year 1959 charles de Gaulle forms French govt  

May 30   Iraq terminates military assistance pact with US due to neutrality in the year 1959.  

May 30   President Somoza ends emergency crisis in Nicaragua on this day in history.  

May 30   Thomas Carl Whitmer, composer, dies at 85 in the year 1959.  

May 30   On this day in history world's first hovercraft (SR-N1) tested at Cowes England  

Jun 01   Constitution of Tunisia promulgated (National Day) in the year 1959.  

Jun 02   Allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid," SF on this day in history.  

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   Charles Vidor, director (Gilda, Farewell to Arms), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 08   1st official "missile mail" lands (Jacksonville, Fla) in the year 1959.  

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

Jun 09   The first ballistic missile sub launched (George Washington-Groton, Ct) on this day in history.  

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

Jun 11   In the year 1959 postmaster General bans D.H. Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover  

Jun 16   In the year 1959 george Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), shoots self at 45  

Jun 17   In the year 1959 abdul Mouse, Indonesian nationalist foreman/author, dies at about 68  

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

Jun 18   Ethel Barrymore, [Blythe], actress (None but the lonely), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Jun 18   In the year 1959 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   Hitoshi Ashida, Japanese politician, dies at 71 in the year 1959.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1959

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1959 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   In the year 1959 birth of vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1959 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   In the year 1959 paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71  

Jan 11   Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 21   On this day in history 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   In the year 1959 joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73  

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