Historical Events In 1959
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Jun 22 On this day in history "Along Came Jones" by Coasters peaks at #9
Jun 22 Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history lou Bandy, Dutch revue-artist (Life Ain't Bad), commits suicide at 69
Jun 25 On this day in history charles Starkwether, murderer, executed
Jun 26 Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies on this day in history.
Jun 26 On this day in history ingemar Johansson of Sweden defeats Floyd Patterson as boxing champ
Jun 26 On this day in history ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavywgt boxing title
Jun 26 In the year 1959 queen Elizabeth & Pres Eisenhower open the St Lawrence Seaway
Jun 27 In the year 1959 "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 perfs
Jun 28 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0) on this day in history.
Jun 29 A Cecil Snyder, Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, dies at 51 in the year 1959.
Jun 30 In the year 1959 lazare Saminsky, composer, dies at 76
Jul 01 World Refugee Year begins on this day in history.
Jul 04 On this day in history america's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled
Jul 04 On this day in history cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony
Jul 06 On this day in history george Grosz, German cartoonist/painter (Ecce Homo), dies at 65
Jul 06 In the year 1959 saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
Jul 08 Dale Buisand & Chester Ovnand, 1st Americans killed in Vietnam War on this day in history.
Jul 09 In the year 1959 marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open
Jul 11 In the year 1959 c W L Parker, cricketer (3,776 1st-class wickets, 2nd best ever), dies
Jul 14 1st atomic powered cruiser, Long Beach, Quincy Mass on this day in history.
Jul 14 On this day in history grock, [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown/circus director, dies at 79
Jul 14 On this day in history the first atomic powered cruiser, the Long Beach, Quincy Mass
Jul 15 On this day in history ernest Bloch, Swiss/US composer (Macbeth), dies at 78
Jul 15 On this day in history the steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
Jul 17 On this day in history 2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis
Jul 17 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) in the year 1959.
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 In the year 1959 dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old)
Jul 17 Tibet abolishes serfdom in the year 1959.
Jul 18 1st black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright) on this day in history.