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Historical Events In 1959

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

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

Jun 22   Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed) in the year 1959.  

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 in the year 1959.  

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

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   A Cecil Snyder, Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, dies at 51 in the year 1959.  

Jun 30   Lazare Saminsky, composer, dies at 76 in the year 1959.  

Jul 01   In the year 1959 world Refugee Year begins  

Jul 04   In the year 1959 america's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled  

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

Jul 06   George Grosz, German cartoonist/painter (Ecce Homo), dies at 65 in the year 1959.  

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

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

Jul 09   In the year 1959 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   On this day in history 1st atomic powered cruiser, Long Beach, Quincy Mass  

Jul 14   Grock, [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown/circus director, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Jul 14   The first atomic powered cruiser, the Long Beach, Quincy Mass in the year 1959.  

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

Jul 15   The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history in the year 1959.  

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 on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1959.  

Jul 17   Tibet abolishes serfdom on this day in history.  

Jul 18   1st black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright) in the year 1959.  

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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   In the year 1959 birth of rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)  

Jan 04   In the year 1959 birth of vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)  

Jan 04   In the year 1959 birth of yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist  

Jan 05   In the year 1959 birth of kapil Dev, India's cricket player  

Jan 07   In the year 1959 birth of kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)  

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

Jan 08   Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005) was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1959.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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