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Historical Events In 1959

Monday, 21 September 2020

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   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) in the year 1959.  

Jun 23   On this day in history jean Gallon, composer, dies at 80  

Jun 24   In the year 1959 lou Bandy, Dutch revue-artist (Life Ain't Bad), commits suicide at 69  

Jun 25   Charles Starkwether, murderer, executed in the year 1959.  

Jun 26   Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies in the year 1959.  

Jun 26   In the year 1959 ingemar Johansson of Sweden defeats Floyd Patterson as boxing champ  

Jun 26   In the year 1959 ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavywgt boxing title  

Jun 26   Queen Elizabeth & Pres Eisenhower open the St Lawrence Seaway on this day in history.  

Jun 27   "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 perfs in the year 1959.  

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   In the year 1959 a Cecil Snyder, Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, dies at 51  

Jun 30   In the year 1959 lazare Saminsky, composer, dies at 76  

Jul 01   World Refugee Year begins on this day in history.  

Jul 04   On this day in history 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   In the year 1959 saar becomes part of German Federal Republic  

Jul 08   On this day in history dale Buisand & Chester Ovnand, 1st Americans killed in Vietnam War  

Jul 09   Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open in the year 1959.  

Jul 11   On this day in history c W L Parker, cricketer (3,776 1st-class wickets, 2nd best ever), dies  

Jul 14   On this day in history 1st atomic powered cruiser, Long Beach, Quincy Mass  

Jul 14   In the year 1959 grock, [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown/circus director, dies at 79  

Jul 14   The first atomic powered cruiser, the Long Beach, Quincy Mass on this day in history.  

Jul 15   On this day in history ernest Bloch, Swiss/US composer (Macbeth), dies at 78  

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   In the year 1959 2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis  

Jul 17   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) in the year 1959.  

Jul 17   Billie Holiday blues singer, dies of liver failure at 44 in NYC in the year 1959.  

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   On this day in history tibet abolishes serfdom  

Jul 18   1st black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright) 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   Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist was born in the year 1959.  

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   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   In the year 1959 jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54  

Jan 09   Paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1959 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   Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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