Historical Events In 1959
Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Jun 22 On this day in history "Along Came Jones" by Coasters peaks at #9
Jun 22 On this day in history vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
Jun 23 In the year 1959 convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific career).
Jun 23 In the year 1959 jean Gallon, composer, dies at 80
Jun 24 Lou Bandy, Dutch revue-artist (Life Ain't Bad), commits suicide at 69 on this day in history.
Jun 25 Charles Starkwether, murderer, executed on this day in history.
Jun 26 On this day in history audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies
Jun 26 In the year 1959 ingemar Johansson of Sweden defeats Floyd Patterson as boxing champ
Jun 26 On this day in history ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavywgt boxing title
Jun 26 On this day in history queen Elizabeth & Pres Eisenhower open the St Lawrence Seaway
Jun 27 "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 perfs on this day in history.
Jun 28 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0) in the year 1959.
Jun 29 A Cecil Snyder, Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, dies at 51 on this day in history.
Jun 30 Lazare Saminsky, composer, dies at 76 in the year 1959.
Jul 01 World Refugee Year begins in the year 1959.
Jul 04 In the year 1959 america's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled
Jul 04 In the year 1959 cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony
Jul 06 George Grosz, German cartoonist/painter (Ecce Homo), dies at 65 in the year 1959.
Jul 06 On this day in history saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
Jul 08 In the year 1959 dale Buisand & Chester Ovnand, 1st Americans killed in Vietnam War
Jul 09 On this day in history marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open
Jul 11 C W L Parker, cricketer (3,776 1st-class wickets, 2nd best ever), dies in the year 1959.
Jul 14 In the year 1959 1st atomic powered cruiser, Long Beach, Quincy Mass
Jul 14 On this day in history grock, [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown/circus director, dies at 79
Jul 14 The first atomic powered cruiser, the Long Beach, Quincy Mass in the year 1959.
Jul 15 Ernest Bloch, Swiss/US composer (Macbeth), dies at 78 on this day in history.
Jul 15 In the year 1959 the steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
Jul 17 2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis in the year 1959.
Jul 17 In the year 1959 2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)
Jul 17 In the year 1959 billie Holiday blues singer, dies of liver failure at 44 in NYC
Jul 17 In the year 1959 billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies of drug OD at 44
Jul 17 Dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old) on this day in history.
Jul 17 Tibet abolishes serfdom in the year 1959.
Jul 18 On this day in history 1st black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright)