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Historical Events In 1959

Thursday, 09 July 2020

May 24   Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England on this day in history.  

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

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

May 25   Khrushchev visits Angola on this day in history.  

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

May 26   Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78 in the year 1959.  

May 28   Bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies in the year 1959.  

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   Charles de Gaulle forms French Government on this day in history.  

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

May 30   Iraq terminates military assistance pact with US due to neutrality on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Jun 01   On this day in history constitution of Tunisia promulgated (National Day)  

Jun 02   On this day in history allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid," SF  

Jun 03   On this day in history 1st US Air Force Academy graduation  

Jun 03   On this day in history ole Windingstad, composer, dies at 73  

Jun 04   On this day in history 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   X-15 makes first unpowered flight, from a B-52 at 11,500 m on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1959.  

Jun 17   On this day in history abdul Mouse, Indonesian nationalist foreman/author, dies at about 68  

Jun 18   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jun 19   In the year 1959 senate rejects Ike's appointment of Lewis Strauss for Sec of Comm  

Jun 20   On this day in history escuminac New Brunswick a severe storm in Northumberland Strait sinks 22 boats, drowns 35 fishermen.  

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 in the year 1959.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Kapil Dev, India's cricket player was born in the year 1959.  

Jan 07   Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer was born in the year 1959.  

Jan 08   Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005) was born in the year 1959.  

Famous Deaths In 1959

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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   Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi on this day in history.  

Jan 20   In the year 1959 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   A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73 in the year 1959.  

Jan 28   On this day in history joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73  

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