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1959 Calendar

1959 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

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1959 Historical Event(s)

  •  February 8, 1959 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.
  •  February 22, 1959 – Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
  •  April 8, 1959 – The Organization of American States drafts an agreement to create the Inter-American Development Bank.
  •  April 9, 1959 – Project Mercury: NASA announces the selection of the United States’ first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the “Mercury Seven”.
  •  June 26, 1959 – The Saint Lawrence Seaway opens, opening North America’s Great Lakes to ocean-going ships.
  •  July 21, 1959 – Elijah Jerry “Pumpsie” Green becomes the first African-American to play for the Boston Red Sox, the last team to integrate. He came in as a pinch runner for Vic Wertz and stayed in as shortstop in a 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
  •  August 3, 1959 – Portugal’s state police force PIDE fires upon striking workers in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea, killing over 50 people.
  •  September 23, 1959 – The MS Princess of Tasmania, Australia’s first passenger roll-on/roll-off diesel ferry, makes her maiden voyage across Bass Strait.
  •  November 1, 1959 – Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante wears a protective mask for the first time in an NHL game.
  •  November 2, 1959 – The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway

Who Were Born On 1959?

  •  February 8, 1959 – Damir Maričić, Croatian footballer
  •  February 26, 1959 – Rolando Blackman, American basketball player
  •  April 10, 1959 – Brian Setzer, American musician (Stray Cats)
  •  April 22, 1959 – Catherine Mary Stewart, Canadian actress
  •  June 19, 1959 – Mark DeBarge, American singer, songwriter and trumpeter
  •  July 23, 1959 – Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker
  •  October 1, 1959 – Youssou N'Dour, Senegalese singer
  •  October 15, 1959 – Sarah, Duchess of York
  •  November 20, 1959 – Sean Young, American actress
  •  December 25, 1959 – Michael P. Anderson, astronaut (d. 2003)