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Historical Events In 1959

Thursday, 01 October 2020

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 in the year 1959.  

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

May 25   Khrushchev visits Angola in the year 1959.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

May 28   In the year 1959 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history president Somoza ends emergency crisis in Nicaragua  

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

May 30   World's first hovercraft (SR-N1) tested at Cowes England in the year 1959.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 03   In the year 1959 ole Windingstad, composer, dies at 73  

Jun 04   In the year 1959 charles Vidor, director (Gilda, Farewell to Arms), dies at 58  

Jun 07   On this day in history betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament  

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   On this day in history the first ballistic missile sub launched (George Washington-Groton, Ct)  

Jun 11   On this day in history hovercraft demonstrated for the first time  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jun 18   Ethel Barrymore, [Blythe], actress (None but the lonely), dies at 79 in the year 1959.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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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   On this day in history birth of rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)  

Jan 04   Vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up) was born in the year 1959.  

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   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   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 in the year 1959.  

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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