Historical Events In 1959
Wednesday, 05 October 2022
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 22 In the year 1959 uSAF concludes less than 1% of UFO's are unknown objects
Jan 24 "Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 perfs on this day in history.
Jan 25 1st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301) on this day in history.
Jan 25 American Airlines beings the first scheduled transcontinental U.S. passenger air service, featuring the new Boeing 707 jetliner in the year 1959.
Jan 25 In the year 1959 pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council
Jan 25 The first transcontinental commercial jet flight (American) (Los Angeles to New York for $301) in the year 1959.
Jan 26 In the year 1959 italy government of Fanfani resigns
Jan 28 Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73 in the year 1959.
Jan 28 Soviet Union wins 62-37 for first international basketball loss by US in the year 1959.
Jan 29 On this day in history walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released
Jan 30 Australia 1-200 first day 4th Test vs England, Adelaide Oval on this day in history.
Feb 01 Madame Sul-To-Wan, [Conley], actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 85 on this day in history.
Feb 01 Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit) on this day in history.
Feb 01 In the year 1959 uS female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
Feb 01 US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins on this day in history.
Feb 02 On this day in history buddy Holly's last performance
Feb 02 Frank DeCaires, cricketer (WI bat v Eng 1930, 3 Tests 232 runs), dies on this day in history.
Feb 02 In the year 1959 vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach the Green Bay Packers
Feb 03 In the year 1959 american Airlines Electra crashes in New York's East River, killing 65
Feb 03 American Airlines Electra crashes in NY's East River, killing 65 on this day in history.
Feb 03 On this day in history big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28
Feb 03 In the year 1959 buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson die in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
Feb 04 Israel begins exporting copper ore on this day in history.
Feb 04 Una O'Connor, actress (Banjo, Invisible Man), dies at 78 on this day in history.
Feb 05 In the year 1959 "Redhead" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 455 performances
Feb 05 In the year 1959 australia regain the Ashes with a 10 wicket victory at Adelaide
Feb 05 In the year 1959 gwili Andre, actress (No Other Woman, Roar of the Dragon), dies
Feb 06 In the year 1959 1st successful test-fire of Titan ICBM
Feb 06 In the year 1959 fidel Castro is interviewed by Edward R Murrow
Feb 06 Indira Ghandi becomes the leader of India's Congress Party in the year 1959.
Feb 06 US first successful Titan intercontinental ballistic missile on this day in history.
Feb 07 "Whoop-Up" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 56 performances in the year 1959.