Historical Events In 1959
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Jun 22 "Along Came Jones" by Coasters peaks at #9 in the year 1959.
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) on this day in history.
Jun 23 On this day in history jean Gallon, composer, dies at 80
Jun 24 Lou Bandy, Dutch revue-artist (Life Ain't Bad), commits suicide at 69 in the year 1959.
Jun 25 In the year 1959 charles Starkwether, murderer, executed
Jun 26 On this day in history audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies
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 On this day in history 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 Lazare Saminsky, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
Jul 01 World Refugee Year begins on this day in history.
Jul 04 In the year 1959 america's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled
Jul 04 Cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony on this day in history.
Jul 06 On this day in history george Grosz, German cartoonist/painter (Ecce Homo), dies at 65
Jul 06 Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic on this day in history.
Jul 08 Dale Buisand & Chester Ovnand, 1st Americans killed in Vietnam War in the year 1959.
Jul 09 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open on this day in history.
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 In the year 1959 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 In the year 1959 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 In the year 1959 billie Holiday blues singer, dies of liver failure at 44 in NYC
Jul 17 On this day in history billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies of drug OD at 44
Jul 17 Dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old) in the year 1959.
Jul 17 Tibet abolishes serfdom on this day in history.
Jul 18 On this day in history 1st black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright)