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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 6, 1959 – At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
  •  February 8, 1959 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.
  •  March 9, 1959 – The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
  •  April 25, 1959 – The St. Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping.
  •  May 4, 1959 – The 1st Grammy Awards are held.
  •  June 8, 1959 – The USS Barbero and United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.
  •  June 14, 1959 – A group of Dominican exiles with leftist tendencies that departed from Cuba land in the Dominican Republic with the intent of deposing Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina. Save for four of them, all are killed and/or executed by Trujillo’s army.
  •  July 1, 1959 – Specific values for the international yard, avoirdupois pound and derived units (e.g. inch, mile and ounce) are adopted after agreement between the U.S.A., the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries.
  •  September 14, 1959 – The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it.
  •  November 1, 1959 – In Rwanda, Hutu politician Dominique Mbonyumutwa is beaten up by Tutsi forces, leading to a period of violence known as the wind of destruction.

Who Were Born On 1959?

  •  January 1, 1959 – Michel Onfray, French philosopher
  •  March 16, 1959 – Flavor Flav, American rapper, and reality TV star
  •  April 2, 1959 – Badou Zaki, Morrocan footballer and manager
  •  July 29, 1959 – Dave LaPoint, American baseball player
  •  August 11, 1959 – Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Soda Stereo)
  •  August 27, 1959 – Jeanette Winterson, British novelist
  •  October 31, 1959 – Mats Näslund, Swedish ice hockey player
  •  November 18, 1959 – Karla Faye Tucker, first woman to be executed in the United States since 1984 (d. 1998)
  •  December 8, 1959 – Mark Steyn, Canadian writer and cultural critic