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Historical Events In 1959

Thursday, 03 December 2020

Jun 22   In the year 1959 "Along Came Jones" by Coasters peaks at #9  

Jun 22   Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed) on this day in history.  

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   Jean Gallon, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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

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   Ingemar Johansson of Sweden defeats Floyd Patterson as boxing champ on this day in history.  

Jun 26   Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavywgt boxing title on this day in history.  

Jun 26   On this day in history queen Elizabeth & Pres Eisenhower open the St Lawrence Seaway  

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

Jun 28   In the year 1959 phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)  

Jun 29   On this day in history 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 in the year 1959.  

Jul 04   America's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled on this day in history.  

Jul 04   Cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony in the year 1959.  

Jul 06   On this day in history george Grosz, German cartoonist/painter (Ecce Homo), dies at 65  

Jul 06   Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic in the year 1959.  

Jul 08   Dale Buisand & Chester Ovnand, 1st Americans killed in Vietnam War on this day in history.  

Jul 09   Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open on this day in history.  

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

Jul 14   1st atomic powered cruiser, Long Beach, Quincy Mass in the year 1959.  

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   Ernest Bloch, Swiss/US composer (Macbeth), dies at 78 in the year 1959.  

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   On this day in history 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   Billie Holiday blues singer, dies of liver failure at 44 in NYC in the year 1959.  

Jul 17   Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies of drug OD at 44 in the year 1959.  

Jul 17   On this day in history dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old)  

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)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1959

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1959 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71  

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

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

Jan 20   Carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31 died on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1959 joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73  

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