Historical Events In 1959
Monday, 16 May 2022
May 24 Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England on this day in history.
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 In the year 1959 khrushchev visits Angola
May 25 In the year 1959 supreme Court rules that Louisiana prohibiting black-white boxing is unconstitutional
May 26 In the year 1959 ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78
May 28 Bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies in the year 1959.
May 28 On this day in history congressional Committee of Astronautics meets Project 7 astronauts
May 28 Monkeys Able & Baker zoom 300 miles (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, became first animals retrieved from a space mission in the year 1959.
May 29 In the year 1959 charles de Gaulle forms French Government
May 29 Charles de Gaulle forms French govt in the year 1959.
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 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) on this day in history.
Jun 02 Allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid," SF in the year 1959.
Jun 03 In the year 1959 1st US Air Force Academy graduation
Jun 03 On this day in history ole Windingstad, composer, dies at 73
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 on this day in history.
Jun 08 On this day in history 1st official "missile mail" lands (Jacksonville, Fla)
Jun 08 In the year 1959 x-15 makes first unpowered flight, from a B-52 at 11,500 m
Jun 09 In the year 1959 the first ballistic missile sub launched (George Washington-Groton, Ct)
Jun 11 Hovercraft demonstrated for the first time on this day in history.
Jun 11 Postmaster General bans D.H. Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover in the year 1959.
Jun 16 George Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), shoots self at 45 on this day in history.
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 The First telecast transmitted from England to US in the year 1959.
Jun 19 Senate rejects Ike's appointment of Lewis Strauss for Sec of Comm in the year 1959.
Jun 20 Escuminac New Brunswick a severe storm in Northumberland Strait sinks 22 boats, drowns 35 fishermen on this day in history.
Jun 20 Hitoshi Ashida, Japanese politician, dies at 71 in the year 1959.