Historical Events In 1959
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Aug 17 ADM Arleigh Burke reappointed CNO for 3rd 2 year term, serving longest term as CNO on this day in history.
Aug 19 Doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ on this day in history.
Aug 19 On this day in history jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78
Aug 20 In the year 1959 alfred Kubin, writer, dies at 82
Aug 20 In the year 1959 marine Helicopter Squadron 261, operating from the amphibious assault ship Thetis Bay, completed a week of relief operations in flood-stricken Taiwan in which it airlifted 1,600,540 pounds of cargo and 833 passengers on 898 missions.
Aug 21 Hawaii becomes 50th US state in the year 1959.
Aug 24 In the year 1959 england complete 5-0 series drubbing of India
Aug 24 On this day in history hiram L Fong sworn in as first Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as first Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)
Aug 27 Off Cape Canaveral, FL, USS Observation Island (EAG-154) makes first shipboard launching of a Polaris missile on this day in history.
Aug 28 Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Czech composer (Hry o Marti), dies at 68 on this day in history.
Aug 31 Australia defeats US for tennis' Davis Cup on this day in history.
Aug 31 Charles Delaney, dies at 67 in the year 1959.
Sep 02 In the year 1959 uS President Eisenhower arrives in Paris
Sep 06 On this day in history edmund Gwenn, actor (Them, Java Head, Miracle on 34th St), dies at 83
Sep 06 On this day in history mattel's Barbie doll goes on sale for the first time; she's still popular today.
Sep 09 On this day in history max d' Ollone, composer, dies at 84
Sep 11 On this day in history paul Douglas, actor (Adventure Theater), dies at 52
Sep 12 Luna 2 launched by USSR; first spacecraft to impact on the Moon on this day in history.
Sep 12 Luna 2, of the USSR, became to first spacecraft to crash on the moon in the year 1959.
Sep 12 The Television show "Bonanza" premiers on this day in history.
Sep 13 In the year 1959 73rd US Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Christine Truman (61 64)
Sep 13 Gilbert Adrian, costume designer, dies of heart attack at 56 on this day in history.
Sep 13 USSR's Luna 2 becomes first probe to contact another celestial body in the year 1959.
Sep 14 Wayne Morris, actor (Kid Galahad), dies of heart attack at 45 on this day in history.
Sep 15 In the year 1959 soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit
Sep 16 President De Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination in the year 1959.
Sep 17 Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, dies at 39 in the year 1959.
Sep 17 On this day in history typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan and Korea
Sep 18 In the year 1959 vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit
Sep 19 In the year 1959 nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland
Sep 19 Nikita Krushchev is denied access to Disneyland on this day in history.
Sep 20 Olin Howlin, actor (Swifty-Circus Boy), dies at 63 in the year 1959.
Sep 21 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US in the year 1959.
Sep 22 On this day in history benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60