Historical Events for April 1959

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4th - Fed of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)
5th - 23rd Masters Golf Tournament: Art Wall Jr wins, shooting a 284
6th - 31st Academy Awards - "Gigi", Susan Hayward & David Niven win
7th - Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years
7th - Radar 1st bounced off Sun, Stanford Calif
9th - Balt Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Wash Senators)
9th - Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot
9th - NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury
9th - 13th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics sweep Minn Lakers in 4 games Boston Celtics wins 8th straight title
11th - "Jamaica" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 558 performances
11th - Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale hits his 2nd Opening Day HR
11th - Dutch prince Bernhard visits Lockheed factory
12th - 13th Tony Awards: J B & Redhead win
12th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
12th - France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria
13th - USAF launches Discoverer II into polar orbit
13th - Vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
13th - Vatican edict forbids Roman Catholics from voting for communists
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 14th - (Robert) Taft Memorial Bell Tower dedicated in Wash DC
14th - KDIN TV channel 11 in Des Moines, IA (PBS) begins broadcasting
15th - Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour
15th - US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles resigns
16th - "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 perfs
16th - Datu Abdul Rozak inaugurated as premier of Malaysia federation
16th - NY Yankees unveil their 1st message scoreboard
16th - Phils' Dave Philley gets a major league record 9th straight pinch hit
18th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
19th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
19th - Uprising in La Paz Bolivia, fails
20th - 63rd Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:22:42
21st - 1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise SuggsGolfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs 21st - Alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark
22nd - Yankee Whitey Ford strikes-out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings
22nd - Chicago White Sox beat KC Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, & 3 errors
23rd - "Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 perfs
23rd - 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
24th - Neth Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier)
24th - WICD TV channel 15 in Champaign, IL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
25th - St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping
25th - Then-bishop Karol Wojtyla's celebrates newly completed Nowa Huta, Poland's first ever Mass at midnight of Christmas morning
26th - Cuba invades Panama
26th - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
27th - "Today" show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)
MLB Pitcher Whitey FordMLB Pitcher Whitey Ford 27th - Liu Sjau-chi elected president of China People's Republic
27th - The last Canadian missionary leaves the People's Republic of China.
28th - KLOE TV channel 10 in Goodland, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
28th - KPLR TV channel 11 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting
28th - 6th National Film Awards (India): "Sagar Sangamey" wins the Golden Lotus

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