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.