1959

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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.

Contents

Events

January

January 3: American statehood for Alaska
January 8: Fidel Castro arrives in Havana
January 25: Boeing 707 begins service

February

February 17: Technical drawing of Vanguard 2

March

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

April

May

May 28: Miss Baker awaits launch.

June

July

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

August

August 7: Launch of Explorer 6
August 26: Interior of the Mini

September

September 13: Luna 2.
Track of a tropical cyclone as represented by colored dots; each dot represents the storm's position and intensity at 6-hour intervals.
September 26: Typhoon Vera storm path

October

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

November

November 18: Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur

December

December 1: Twelve nations sign the Antarctic Treaty.

Date unknown

Illustration of two Caspian tigers.

Births

January

Clancy Brown
Rigoberta Menchú
Larry McReynolds
Keith Olbermann

February

Mauricio Macri
Joachim Kunz
Kyle MacLachlan

March

Vazgen Sargsyan
Tom Arnold
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
Jens Stoltenberg
Matthew Modine
Laura Chinchilla

April

David Hyde Pierce
Phil Morris
Emma Thompson
Sean Bean
Robert Smith
Stephen Harper

May

Brian Williams
Ving Rhames
Julian Clary
Rupert Everett

June

Mike Pence
Hugh Laurie
Klaus Iohannis
Christian Wulff

July

Jim Kerr
Richie Sambora
Charlie Murphy
Susana Martinez
Kevin Spacey

August

Rosanna Arquette
Gustavo Cerati
Magic Johnson
David Koresh

September

Guy Laliberté
Dave Coulier
Elizabeth Peña
Jason Alexander

October

Simon Cowell
Nick Bakay
Sarah, Duchess of York
Mauricio Funes
Norm Macdonald
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Evo Morales
John Magufuli

November

Bryan Adams
Paul McGann
Allison Janney
Sean Young

December

Satoru Iwata
Florence Griffith Joyner
Tracey Ullman

Date unknown

Deaths

January

Cecil B. DeMille

February

The Big Bopper
Buddy Holly
Daniel François Malan
Baby Dodds
Beatrix Farrand

March

Lou Costello
Ichirō Hatoyama
Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi

April

Frank Lloyd Wright

May

June

Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus
Hitoshi Ashida
Elias, Duke of Parma

July

Billie Holiday

August

September

S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike

October

Enrico De Nicola
Errol Flynn
George Marshall
Edward Hanson

November

Jose P. Laurel
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson
Alfonso López Pumarejo

December

Prince Kuni Asaakira

Unknown

Nobel prizes

References

  1. Fantasia had also used a multi-speaker stereophonic sound system, but it was primitive compared to the one used in Sleeping Beauty.
  2. "Three Rescue Vessels Reach Ship-Iceberg Collision Scene". Tribune. Oakland. 1959-01-31. p. 1.
  3. "21 Die as Jet Hits School On Okinawa", Oakland Tribune, June 30, 1959, p1
  4. "Records set by the RAF". Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation. Archived from the original on August 12, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  5. "Iraq revolt Is Stil Reported Raging". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, FL. July 21, 1959. p. A1. Retrieved June 27, 2012.
  6. "Beijing Workers Stadium". The Stadium Guide. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  7. "Beijing Workers Stadium". Theatre Beijing. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  8. "Les BD oubliées D'Astérix". BDoubliées (in French). Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  9. Zhu, T.; Zhu, Tuofu; Korber, Bette T.; Nahmias, Andre J.; Hooper, Edward; Sharp, Paul M. (1998). "An African HIV-1 sequence from 1959 and implications for the origin of the epidemic". Nature. 391 (6667): 594–597. doi:10.1038/35400. PMID   9468138.