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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)  

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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   Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band) was born in the year 1959.  

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

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   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   Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71 in the year 1959.  

Jan 11   On this day in history mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies  

Jan 17   On this day in history 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   In the year 1959 a J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73  

Jan 28   Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73 in the year 1959.  

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