Historical Events In 1959
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Oct 21 In the year 1959 the Guggenheim Museum is dedicated in New York City.
Oct 22 "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 448 performances on this day in history.
Oct 24 In the year 1959 uS premier of D Sjostakovitch's 1st Cello concert
Oct 25 On this day in history bob Murphy, TV host (RFD America), dies at 42
Oct 27 Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico on this day in history.
Oct 28 On this day in history abe Waddington, cricketer (Yorks left-arm quick, Test avg 119), dies
Oct 28 On this day in history buffalo Bills enter AFL
Oct 29 10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced in the year 1959.
Oct 30 Blonde Dolly, [Sybille A J Niemans], society prostitute, dies at 33 in the year 1959.
Oct 31 On this day in history lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US
Nov 01 On this day in history gershon Agron, mayor of Jerusalem, dies at 66
Nov 01 In the year 1959 goalie Jacques Plant wears a hockey mask fo rthe first time in a game
Nov 02 "Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 perfs in the year 1959.
Nov 02 In the year 1959 charles Van Doren confesses, TV quiz show-"21" was fixed
Nov 03 Friedrich Niggli, composer, dies at 83 in the year 1959.
Nov 05 In the year 1959 aFL announced with 8 teams
Nov 07 On this day in history 13th Ryder Cup: US wins 8Â˝-3Â˝ at Eldorado Golf Club (Indian Wells, California)
Nov 07 Victor McLaglen, actor (Gunga Din), dies of heart attack at 72 in the year 1959.
Nov 08 KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast in the year 1959.
Nov 09 In the year 1959 frederick Preston Search, composer, dies at 70
Nov 10 Corinne Rottschaeffer elected Miss World on this day in history.
Nov 10 Lupino Lane, actress (Deputy Drummer), dies at 67 in the year 1959.
Nov 12 White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL's MVP in the year 1959.
Nov 14 "Girls against the Boys" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 perfs on this day in history.
Nov 14 Kilauea's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii) on this day in history.
Nov 14 On this day in history thomas Ross, actor (Without Limit), dies at 84
Nov 15 Alex Kennedy, cricketer (31 wkts in 5 Tests for England 1922-23), dies in the year 1959.
Nov 15 Robert White & Perry Smith murder four members of the Herbert Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas in the year 1959.
Nov 16 On this day in history "Sound of Music" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 1443 perfs
Nov 16 The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music opens on Broadway in the year 1959.
Nov 17 De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond in the year 1959.
Nov 17 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72 in the year 1959.
Nov 18 In the year 1959 wash Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year
Nov 19 "Rocky & His Friends" debuts on ABC in the year 1959.