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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.  

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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   In the year 1959 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   In the year 1959 birth of yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist  

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

Jan 07   Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat) was born in the year 1959.  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer  

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   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1959.  

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

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