Historical Events In 1959
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Feb 07 On this day in history castro proclaims new Cuban constitution
Feb 07 Cessna lands in Las Vegas after 65 d without landing (refuels in air) on this day in history.
Feb 07 On this day in history daniel F Malan, premier of South Africa (1948-54), dies at 84
Feb 08 William J "Wild Bill" Donovan, Office Strategic Services, dies at 76 on this day in history.
Feb 09 In the year 1959 coasters's "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2
Feb 10 Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes "Lonely, but not alone" on this day in history.
Feb 10 On this day in history tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265
Feb 11 On this day in history vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v West Indies at Delhi)
Feb 13 Barbie doll goes on sale in the year 1959.
Feb 13 Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns on this day in history.
Feb 13 On this day in history william L Axt, composer, dies at 70
Feb 14 On this day in history $3.6 million heroin seizure in New York NY
Feb 15 In the year 1959 antonio Segni forms Italian government
Feb 15 Owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69 in the year 1959.
Feb 16 In the year 1959 fidel Castro becomes premier of Cuba after overthrowing Batista.
Feb 16 In the year 1959 fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba, overthrowing Fulgenico Batista
Feb 17 Kathryn Adams, actress (Meet the Chump, 5th Avenue Girl), dies in the year 1959.
Feb 18 On this day in history alfred Alessandrescu, composer, dies at 65
Feb 18 The birth of Greta Scacchi, American actress on this day in history.
Feb 19 On this day in history britain, Turkey & Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence
Feb 19 Britain, Turkey &Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence in the year 1959.
Feb 19 Gabon adopts its constitution on this day in history.
Feb 19 In the year 1959 uSAF rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 kph), New Mexico
Feb 20 In the year 1959 ray McDonald, dancer, dies of barbituate overdose at 38
Feb 22 In the year 1959 helen Parrish, actress (Hour Glass), dies of cancer at 36
Feb 23 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open on this day in history.
Feb 23 KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton CA (PBS) begins broadcasting in the year 1959.
Feb 26 Lou Costello, actor (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52 in the year 1959.
Feb 27 On this day in history chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
Feb 28 In the year 1959 "Goldilocks" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
Feb 28 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of Great Britain in the year 1959.
Feb 28 On this day in history ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of CAN
Feb 28 In the year 1959 ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by Carol Heiss USA
Feb 28 Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit on this day in history.