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Historical Events In 1959

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Jun 22   On this day in history "Along Came Jones" by Coasters peaks at #9  

Jun 22   In the year 1959 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   On this day in history jean Gallon, composer, dies at 80  

Jun 24   On this day in history lou Bandy, Dutch revue-artist (Life Ain't Bad), commits suicide at 69  

Jun 25   In the year 1959 charles Starkwether, murderer, executed  

Jun 26   Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1959.  

Jun 26   In the year 1959 queen Elizabeth & Pres Eisenhower open the St Lawrence Seaway  

Jun 27   On this day in history "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 perfs  

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 in the year 1959.  

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

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   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 15   Ernest Bloch, Swiss/US composer (Macbeth), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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) on this day in history.  

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

Jul 17   Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies of drug OD at 44 on this day in history.  

Jul 17   Dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old) in the year 1959.  

Jul 17   Tibet abolishes serfdom in the year 1959.  

Jul 18   In the year 1959 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   Kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1959 birth of rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)  

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 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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1959.  

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   On this day in history cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77  

Jan 22   On this day in history a J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73  

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

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