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1959 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1959
MCMLIX
Ab urbe condita 2712
Armenian calendar 1408
ԹՎ ՌՆԸ
Assyrian calendar 6709
Bahá'í calendar 115–116
Balinese saka calendar 1880–1881
Bengali calendar 1366
Berber calendar 2909
British Regnal year 7  Eliz. 2   8  Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2503
Burmese calendar 1321
Byzantine calendar 7467–7468
Chinese calendar 戊戌(Earth  Dog)
4655 or 4595
     to 
己亥年 (Earth  Pig)
4656 or 4596
Coptic calendar 1675–1676
Discordian calendar 3125
Ethiopian calendar 1951–1952
Hebrew calendar 5719–5720
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2015–2016
 - Shaka Samvat 1880–1881
 - Kali Yuga 5059–5060
Holocene calendar 11959
Igbo calendar 959–960
Iranian calendar 1337–1338
Islamic calendar 1378–1379
Japanese calendar Shōwa 34
(昭和34年)
Javanese calendar 1890–1891
Juche calendar 48
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4292
Minguo calendar ROC 48
民國48年
Nanakshahi calendar 491
Thai solar calendar 2502
Tibetan calendar 阳土狗年
(male Earth-Dog)
2085 or 1704 or 932
     to 
阴土猪年
(female Earth-Pig)
2086 or 1705 or 933

1959 ( MCMLIX ) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar , the 1959th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 959th year of the 2nd millennium , the 59th year of the 20th century , and the 10th and last year of the 1950s decade.

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The numeric system represented by Roman numerals originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages. Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. Roman numerals, as used today, employ seven symbols, each with a fixed integer value, as follows:

A common year is a calendar year with 365 days, as distinguished from a leap year, which has 366. More generally, a common year is one without intercalation. The Gregorian calendar,, employs both common years and leap years to keep the calendar aligned with the tropical year, which does not contain an exact number of days.

A common year starting on Thursday is any non-leap year that begins on Thursday, 1 January, and ends on Thursday, 31 December. Its dominical letter hence is D. The most recent year of such kind was 2015 and the next one will be 2026 in the Gregorian calendar or, likewise, 2010 and 2021 in the obsolete Julian calendar, see below for more. This common year contains the most Friday the 13ths; specifically, the months of February, March, and November. Leap years starting on Sunday share this characteristic. From February until March in this type of year is also the shortest period that occurs within a Friday the 13th.

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Events

January

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January 3: American statehood for Alaska
January 8: Fidel Castro arrives in Havana Luis Korda 02.jpg
January 8: Fidel Castro arrives in Havana
January 25: Boeing 707 begins service Boeing 707 of American Airlines at Basle - April 1976.jpg
January 25: Boeing 707 begins service

January 1 is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year. This day is known as New Year's Day since the day marks the beginning of the year. It is also the first day of the first quarter of the year and the first half of the year.

Cultivar plant or grouping of plants selected for desirable characteristics

The term cultivar most commonly refers to an assemblage of plants selected for desirable characters that are maintained during propagation. More generally, cultivar refers to the most basic classification category of cultivated plants in the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP). Most cultivars arose in cultivation, but a few are special selections from the wild.

Latin Indo-European language of the Italic family

Latin is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. The Latin alphabet is derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets and ultimately from the Phoenician alphabet.

February

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February 17: Technical drawing of Vanguard 2

March

Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, traditional residence of the Dalai Lama until March 1959. (2006 photo) Potala.jpg
Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, traditional residence of the Dalai Lama until March 1959. (2006 photo)
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March 2: Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.
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March 8: The Marx Brothers retire
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March 31: Busch Gardens opens in Florida

April

May

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May 28: Miss Baker awaits launch.

June

July

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July 17: Site of Australopithecus boisei discovery in Tanzania.
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July 24: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and USA Vice President Richard Nixon engage in the Kitchen Debate

August

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August 7: Launch of Explorer 6
August 26: Interior of the Mini Morris Mini interior 1959.jpg
August 26: Interior of the Mini

September

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September 26: Typhoon Vera storm path

October

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October 21: Atrium of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

November

December

Date unknown

Births

January

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Clancy Brown
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Rigoberta Menchú
Larry McReynolds Larry McReynolds.jpg
Larry McReynolds

February

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Mauricio Macri
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Joachim Kunz
Kyle MacLachlan Kyle McLachlan Cannes 2017 2.jpg
Kyle MacLachlan

March

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Vazgen Sargsyan
Tom Arnold Tom Arnold by David Shankbone.jpg
Tom Arnold
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2009.jpg
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
Jens Stoltenberg Jens Stoltenberg February 2015.jpg
Jens Stoltenberg
Matthew Modine Matthew Modine by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Matthew Modine
Laura Chinchilla Laura-Chinchilla-cropped.jpg
Laura Chinchilla

April

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David Hyde Pierce
Phil Morris Morris, Phil (2009) crop.jpg
Phil Morris
Emma Thompson Emma Thompson at 2013 TIFF 1 (cropped).jpg
Emma Thompson
Sean Bean Sean Bean TIFF 2015.jpg
Sean Bean
Robert Smith Robert Smith (musician) crop.jpg
Robert Smith
Stephen Harper Stephen-Harper-Cropped-2014-02-18.jpg
Stephen Harper

May

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Christian Bach
Brian Williams Brian Williams 2011 Shankbone.JPG
Brian Williams
Ving Rhames Ving Rhames 2014-05-29 20-33.jpg
Ving Rhames
Julian Clary Clary 2008.JPG
Julian Clary
Rupert Everett RupertEverett cropped-2.jpg
Rupert Everett

June

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Mike Pence
Hugh Laurie Hugh Laurie 2009 crop.jpg
Hugh Laurie
Klaus Iohannis Klaus Iohannis at EPP Summit, March 2015, Brussels (cropped).jpg
Klaus Iohannis
Christian Wulff Landtag Niedersachsen DSCF7769.JPG
Christian Wulff

July

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Jim Kerr
Richie Sambora RSO NAMM 2017 3.jpg
Richie Sambora
Charlie Murphy CharlieMurphyDec09.jpg
Charlie Murphy
Susana Martinez Governor NewMexico.jpg
Susana Martinez
Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey, May 2013.jpg
Kevin Spacey

August

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Rosanna Arquette
Gustavo Cerati Gustavo Cerati.jpg
Gustavo Cerati
Magic Johnson Earvin "Magic" Johnson on '07.jpg
Magic Johnson
David Koresh David koresh.jpg
David Koresh

September

Guy Laliberte Guy Laliberte WPT.jpg
Guy Laliberté
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Dave Coulier
Elizabeth Pena Actress, Elizabeth Pena at the 2009 East Classic Theater Fundraiser.jpg
Elizabeth Peña
Jason Alexander Jason Alexander Fourth of July (cropped).jpg
Jason Alexander

October

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Simon Cowell
Nick Bakay Bakay headshot.jpg
Nick Bakay
Sarah, Duchess of York Sarah, Duchess of York, Gahanga Cricket Stadium 1 (October 2017) (cropped).jpg
Sarah, Duchess of York
Mauricio Funes Mauricio Funes (Brasilia, May 2008).jpg
Mauricio Funes
Norm Macdonald Norm Macdonald.jpg
Norm Macdonald
"Weird Al" Yankovic AlYankovicByKristineSlipson.jpg
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Evo Morales Evo Morales 2017.jpg
Evo Morales
John Magufuli John Magufuli 2015.png
John Magufuli

November

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Bryan Adams
Paul McGann Paul McGann 2015.jpg
Paul McGann
Allison Janney Allison Janney4crop.jpg
Allison Janney
Sean Young Sean Young LF.JPG
Sean Young

December

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Satoru Iwata
Florence Griffith Joyner Florence Griffith Joyner2.jpg
Florence Griffith Joyner
Tracey Ullman Tracey Ullman 1990.jpg
Tracey Ullman

Date unknown

Deaths

January

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Cecil B. DeMille

February

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The Big Bopper
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Buddy Holly
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Daniel François Malan
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Baby Dodds
Beatrix Farrand Beatrix Jones Farrand cabinet card est 1890s-1910s.jpg
Beatrix Farrand

March

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Lou Costello
Ichiro Hatoyama 52 HatoyamaI.jpg
Ichirō Hatoyama
Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi Seated.png
Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi

April

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Frank Lloyd Wright

May

June

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Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus
Hitoshi Ashida Hitoshi Ashida.jpg
Hitoshi Ashida
Elias, Duke of Parma Elias von Parma Postkarte 1910.jpg
Elias, Duke of Parma

July

Billie Holiday Billie Holiday 1949.jpg
Billie Holiday

August

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Blind Willie McTell

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September

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S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike

October

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Enrico De Nicola
Errol Flynn Errol Flynn1.jpg
Errol Flynn
George Marshall General George C. Marshall, official military photo, 1946.JPEG
George Marshall
Edward Hanson Edward W. Hanson.jpg
Edward Hanson

November

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Jose P. Laurel
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson CTR Wilson.jpg
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson
Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo.jpg
Alfonso López Pumarejo

December

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Prince Kuni Asaakira

Unknown

Nobel prizes

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1952 Year

1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1952nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 952nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 52nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1950s decade.

1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1951st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 951st year of the 2nd millennium, the 51st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1950s decade.

1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1957th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 957th year of the 2nd millennium, the 57th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1950s decade.

1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1931st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 931st year of the 2nd millennium, the 31st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1930s decade.

1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 980th year of the 2nd millennium, the 80th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1980s decade.

1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1972nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 972nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 72nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1970s decade.

1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1956th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 956th year of the 2nd millennium, the 56th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1950s decade.

1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1962nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 962nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 62nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1960s decade.

1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1970th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 970th year of the 2nd millennium, the 70th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1970s decade.

1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1973rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 973rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 73rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1970s decade.

1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1983rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 983rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 83rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1980s decade.

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1955th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 955th year of the 2nd millennium, the 55th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1950s decade.

1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1933rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 933rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 33rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1930s decade.

1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1953rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 953rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 53rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1950s decade.

1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1935th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 935th year of the 2nd millennium, the 35th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1930s decade.

1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1934th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 934th year of the 2nd millennium, the 34th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1930s decade.

1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1954th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 954th year of the 2nd millennium, the 54th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1950s decade.

1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1950th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 950th year of the 2nd millennium, the 50th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1950s decade.

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