Historical Events for June 1959
|◀ May June Jul ▶|
◀ 1958 1959 1960 ▶
Events 1 - 45 of 45
1st - 2-time champ Monterrey Mexico barred from 1959 Little League competition for using players outside predetermined geographical area
1st - Constitution of Tunisia promulgated (National Day)
2nd - Allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid", SF
3rd - 1st US Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado Springs, Colorado
3rd - US President Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker a message off the Moon
3rd - Singapore adopts constitution
3rd - 4th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Stade Reims 2-0 at Stuttgart
5th - Bob Dylan graduates from Hibbing High School in Minnesota
5th - The first independent government of the State of Singapore is sworn in with Lee Kuan Yew as Prime Minister
7th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
7th - KLX-AM in Oakland California changes call letters to KEWB (now KNEW)
8th - 1st official "missile mail" lands (Jacksonville, Fla)
8th - X-15 makes 1st unpowered flight, from a B-52 at 11,500 m
9th - 1st ballistic missile sub launched (George Washington-Groton, Ct)
LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 10th - Rocky Colovito hits 4 consecutive HRs in 1 game
11th - Postmaster General bans D H Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover (overruled by US Court of Appeals in Mar 1960)
11th - Charlie Sifford becomes the 1st African American to play in a US Golf Open
12th - SF Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies, 3-0 in 5 inning game
13th - "Sammy Kaye Show" last airs on ABC-TV
13th - 59th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 282 at Winged Foot GC NY
13th - 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
14th - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
16th - In South Africa, Apartheid government efforts to remove Black people from Cato Manor close to the Durban city center to Kwa Mashu, a newly established black township on the outskirts, is met with violent resistance.
Golfer Charlie Sifford 17th - Eamon de Valera elected pres of Ireland
18th - 1st telecast transmitted from England to US
18th - Governor of Louisiana Earl K. Long is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital's director fired and replaced with a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane.
18th - New York City premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme's "The Nun's Story"
19th - Senate rejects Ike's appointment of Lewis Strauss for Secetary of Commerce
22nd - "Along Came Jones" by Coasters peaks at #9
22nd - "Class" by Chubby Checker peaks at #38
22nd - Eddie Lubanski bowls 2 consecutive perfect games
22nd - Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)
22nd - Shunryu Suzuki completes his historical Japan to SF voyage
22nd - Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
23rd - Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific career).
23rd - A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim, Norway kills 34 people.
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson 26th - Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
26th - Queen Elizabeth & President Eisenhower open St Lawrence Seaway
26th - 9th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Cousins" wins Golden Bear
27th - "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 perfs
27th - 14th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
27th - Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game
28th - Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
29th - Pope John XXIII 1st encyclical "On truth, unity, & peace, in charity"
30th - During a game in Wrigley Field, 2 balls were in play at same time