Events in year of 1959

  • 01-01Castro leads Cuba to victory as Fulgencio Batista flees to Dom Rep
  • 01-01Chad becomes autonomous Republic in French Community
  • 01-01Rohan Kanhai completes 256 vs. India at Calcutta
  • 01-02USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
  • 01-02Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees
  • 01-03Alaska admitted as 49th US state
  • 01-09"Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV
  • 01-09Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die
  • 01-11Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke
  • 01-11Hanif Mohammad completes 499 for Karachi, then 1st class world record
  • 01-11Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mayfair Golf Open
  • 01-11NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 28-21
  • 01-12KOED TV channel 11 in Tulsa, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-13De Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 to Algerian death row convicts
  • 01-13King Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence
  • 01-17"Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances
  • 01-18Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 01-24"Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 performances
  • 01-24WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 01-251st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to New York for $301)
  • 01-25Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council
  • 01-26Italy government of Fanfani resigns
  • 01-26KOKH TV channel 25 in Oklahoma City, OK (IND / PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-28Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US
  • 01-30Australia 1-200 1st day 4th Test vs. England, Adelaide Oval
  • 01-31Joe Cronin signs 7 year pact to become head of AL
  • 02-01Swiss males vote against voting rights for women
  • 02-01Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit)
  • 02-01US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
  • 02-01US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins

People born in year of 1959

  • 01-01Abdul Ahad Mohmand: Afghanistan -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6)
  • 01-03Rusty Golden: Rocker (Boys Band)
  • 01-04Vanity [Denise Marquardt]: Ontario, Canada -- Actress (52 Pick Up)
  • 01-06Kathy Sledge: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
  • 01-06Nancy Rubin Sharff: New Kensington -- LPGA golfer (1991 Jamie Farr-9th)
  • 01-08Michael Harwood: Sydney, NSW -- Australasia golfer
  • 01-09Otis Nixon: US baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • 01-10Chandra Cheesborough: Jacksonville, Florida -- 4X100 runner (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-10Don Letts: Rocker (Big Audio Dynamite)
  • 01-10Kirk & Curtwood: Musician (Meat Puppets)
  • 01-11Brett Bodine: Auto racer
  • 01-12Per Helmstad Gessle: Sweden -- Singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love)
  • 01-13Kevin Anderson: Illinois, United States -- Actor (Hoffa, Sleeping with the Enemy)
  • 01-14Carl Chas Smash Smyth: Rock bassist (Madness-Our House)
  • 01-14Geoff Tate: Vocalist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • 01-14Susan Smith: Beloit, Wisconsin -- Playmate (Sept, 1981)
  • 01-15Pete Trewavas: Middlesbrough -- Bassist (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • 01-18Bob Rosenberg: Rocker (Will To Power)
  • 01-20Lea Antonoplis: West Covina, California -- Tennis star
  • 01-23Earl Falconer: British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 01-27Chris Collinsworth: NFL wide receiver / TV sportscaster
  • 01-27Patti Cohoon: Whittier, California -- Actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides)
  • 01-28Dave Sharp: Rock guitarist (Alarm-In the Summertime)
  • 01-29Paul McGann: Actor (Dr Who)
  • 01-31Anthony LaPaglia: Actor (Murder One)
  • 02-01Mike Horan: NFL punter (New York Giants)
  • 02-01Wade Wilson: NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 02-03Molly Killingbeck: Jamaica -- 4X400m relayer (1984 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 02-03Thomas Calabro: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (Michael Mancini-Melrose Place)
  • 02-04Zenani Mandela: Daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela

People died in year of 1959

  • 01-06Jose Enrique Pedreira: Composer, dies at 54
  • 01-09Paul Malengreau: Composer, dies at 71
  • 01-11Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein: Discoverer of 6, 000 yr old pyramid
  • 01-20Carl Switzer: Actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31
  • 01-21Cecil B[lount] de Mille: Producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77
  • 01-21Lamar Stringfield: Composer, dies at 61
  • 01-22A J Else Mauhs: German / Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73
  • 01-28Joseph Sprinzak: Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73
  • 01-28Viktor Joseph Keldorfer: Composer, dies at 85
  • 02-01Madame Sul-To-Wan [Conley]: Actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 85
  • 02-03Big Bopper: Rocker, dies in plane crash at 28
  • 02-03Richie Valens: Rock vocalist (Donna), killed in plane crash at 17
  • 02-05Gwili Andre: Actress (No Other Woman, Roar of the Dragon)
  • 02-07Daniel F Malan: Premier of South Africa (1948-54), dies at 84
  • 02-07Napoleon Lajorie: Baseball player, dies at 83
  • 02-07Slim [Eddie Jones] Guitar: Rocker, dies at 32
  • 02-08William J "Wild Bill" Donovan: Office Strategic Services, dies at 76
  • 02-13William L Axt: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-15Owen W Richardson: English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69
  • 02-17Kathryn Adams: Actress (Meet the Chump, 5th Avenue Girl)
  • 02-18Alfred Alessandrescu: Composer, dies at 65
  • 02-18Eric Zeisl: Composer, dies at 53
  • 02-18Jaroslav Kvapil: Composer, dies at 66
  • 02-20Ray McDonald: Dancer, dies of barbiturate overdose at 38
  • 02-22Helen Parrish: Actress (Hour Glass), dies of cancer at 36
  • 02-28Maxwell Anderson: US dramatist (Key Largo, Bath Seed), dies at 70
  • 03-03Lou Costello: Comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52
  • 03-06Fred Stone: Actor (Hideaway, Westerner), dies at 85
  • 03-07Arthur C Pigou: English economist (Economics of Welfare)
  • 03-07Hinsdale Smith: Developer of roll-down auto windows, dies at 88

Events in year of 1960

  • 01-01Bank of France issues new franc, worth 20 cents
  • 01-01Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France
  • 01-01Johnny Cash plays 1st of many free concerts behind bars
  • 01-01Montserrat adopts constitution
  • 01-01US census at 179,245,000
  • 01-021st redshank old world shore bird reported in North America (Halifax)
  • 01-02John F Kennedy announces run for US Presidency
  • 01-02John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years
  • 01-02Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for President
  • 01-04European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm
  • 01-05Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from New York Senator Kenneth Keating
  • 01-09Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins
  • 01-10Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz
  • 01-11Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
  • 01-12Sobers andWorrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt vs. England
  • 01-14Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
  • 01-14US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
  • 01-17NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21
  • 01-18US and Japan sign joint defense treaty
  • 01-19Eisenhower and Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
  • 01-20Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo
  • 01-21Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km
  • 01-21Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook South Africa, 417 die of methane poisoning
  • 01-2210th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Philadelphia
  • 01-22Coal mine of Johnburg caves-in, 417 die
  • 01-22French President De Gaulle escape attempt by general Massu
  • 01-22Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title
  • 01-23Bathosphere "Trieste" reach bottom of Pacific (10,900 m)
  • 01-24Algeria uprises against French President De Gaulle
  • 01-26High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points

People born in year of 1960

  • 01-01Michael David Morrison: Actor (Caleb Snyder-As the World Turns)
  • 01-04Cory Everson: Racine, Wisconsin -- Body builder (6X Ms Olympia)
  • 01-07David Marciano: Newark, New Jersey -- Actor (Det Ray Vecchio-Due South)
  • 01-07Tierre Turner: Detroit, Michigan -- Actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid)
  • 01-08Jolanda Egger: Luzean, Switzerland -- Playmate (June, 1983)
  • 01-09David Peoples: Augusta, Maine -- Nike golfer (1991 Buick Southern Open)
  • 01-09Lisa Walters: Prince Rupert, British Columbia -- LPGA golfer (Itoki Hawaiian-1992, 93)
  • 01-12Dominique Wilkins: NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 01-12Rob Derksen: Australian baseball head coach (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-17Chili Davis: Kingston, Jamaica -- Outfielder (California Angels)
  • 01-17John Crawford: Palo Alto, California -- Bass (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)
  • 01-19Alfrederick Joyner: East St. Louis, Illinois -- Triple jumper (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-23Misha Mck: East Orange, New Jersey -- Actress (Gerri-Me & Mrs C)
  • 01-26Gary Plummer: NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers)
  • 01-26Jeanette Bolden: Los Angeles, California -- 4x100m runner (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-28John Caliri: Providence, Rhode Island -- Actor (Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble)
  • 01-29Cho-Liang Lin: Taiwan -- Violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
  • 01-29Eddie Jackson: Bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • 01-29Matthew Ashford: Davenport, Iowa -- Actor (Jack Devaraux-Days of Our Lives)
  • 01-29Sean Kerly: Hockey player
  • 01-31Elaine Roque: Santa Monica, California -- Beach volleyballer (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-02Eric Shea: Actor (Castaway Cowboy)
  • 02-02Lee Chill: Cleveland, Ohio -- Canadian Tour golfer (1977 Ohio Junior)
  • 02-03B J Jefferson: Dallas, Texas -- Actress (Ronnie Laurance-Another World)
  • 02-03Richard Kotzen: Rocker
  • 02-04Pamelyn Ferdin: Actress (Happy Birthday Wanda June, Tool Box Murders)
  • 02-05William John Readings: Literary theorist
  • 02-06Megan Gallagher: Reading, Pennsylvania -- Actress (Slap Maxwell, Millennium)
  • 02-07Steve Bronski: Rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
  • 02-08Alex Scott: British horse trainer

People died in year of 1960

  • 01-01Margaret Sullavan: Actress (Back Street), overdose at 48
  • 01-02Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur: Dutch actor / director (Hague Comedy), dies at 60
  • 01-02Chris van Abkoude: Author (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79
  • 01-02Fausto Coppi: Italian, ran world record 45, 798 km, dies at 40
  • 01-03Victor Seastrom: Entertainer, dies at 80
  • 01-04Albert Camus: French Author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46
  • 01-05Pavel P Parenago: Russia -- Cosmonaut, dies at 53
  • 01-06Edith Barstow: Choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52
  • 01-06Erik Lindahl: Swedish economist (Scope & Means), dies at 68
  • 01-07Luis da Costa: Composer, dies at 80
  • 01-11Johan E Elias: Dutch Historian (Elias Family), dies at 84
  • 01-12Nevil Shute [Norway]: Eng / Aust Author (Town like Alice), dies at 60
  • 01-13Sibilla Aleramo [Rina Faccio]: Ital Poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
  • 01-20Matt Moore: Actor (Deluge, Coquette), dies at 72
  • 01-24John Miljan: Actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 66
  • 01-25Diana Barrymore: Actress (Ladies Courageous), dies at 38
  • 01-28Jacques de Menasce: Composer, dies at 54
  • 01-29Louis Jean Heydt: Actor (Joe-Waterfront), dies at 54
  • 01-31Lowell Gilmore: Actor (Calcutta, Roadblock), dies at 53
  • 02-02Jeno Huszka: Composer, dies at 84
  • 02-03Johannes G Geelkerken: Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80
  • 02-05Rudolf Nelson: Composer, dies at 81
  • 02-06Jesse Belvin: Rocker, dies at 26 in a car crash
  • 02-07Igor V Kurtshatov: Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57
  • 02-09Ernst von Dohnanyi: US composer, dies at 82
  • 02-13Delmar G Roos: Designer of jeep, dies at 79
  • 02-20Leonard Woolley: Archaeologist
  • 02-22Hubert Cuypers: Composer / choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86
  • 02-24Jean Binet: Composer, dies at 66
  • 02-25Everhardus J van Romondt: Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51