Historical Events in June 1959

  • 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)

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2nd Allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid", SF

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 3rd 1st US Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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3rd US President Eisenhower routes Canadian premier Diefenbaker a message off the Moon

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 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

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5th The first independent government of the State of Singapore is sworn in with Lee Kuan Yew as Prime Minister

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew
  • 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)
  • 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)

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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.
  • 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.

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26th Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 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 performances

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27th 14th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
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)

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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