Historical Events in September 1959

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2nd US President Eisenhower arrives in Paris

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 5th Wash Senator Jim Lemon is 7th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
  • 6th Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • 8th The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is established.
  • 11th "Duke" Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements
  • 11th Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans
  • 11th Elroy Face's 22 game win streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4
  • 11th Oriole Jerry Walker pitches 16 inn beating White Sox 1-0
  • 12th "Bonanza" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 12th Janos Kádár becomes premier of Hungary
  • 12th Luna 2 launched by USSR; 1st spacecraft to impact on the Moon
  • 13th Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
  • 13th USSR's Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body
  • 13th 79th U.S. Men's National Championship: Neale Fraser beats Alex Olmedo (6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

13th 73rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Christine Truman Janes (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 14th Soviet Union's Luna-2 is 1st spacecraft to land on the Moon
  • 14th WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

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15th Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev

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16th French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle

Sport awardGolf Tournament

17th 59th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus

  • 17th Transit 1A, 1st navigational satellite launched; failed to orbit
  • 17th Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan & Korea
  • 18th Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit
  • 19th Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland
  • 20th Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Links Golf Invitation Open
  • 21st 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US
  • 22nd Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
  • 23rd 1959 The M/S Princess of Tasmania Australia's first passenger RO/RO diesel ferry makes maiden voyage across Bass Strait.
  • 26th Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
  • 26th SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0
  • 26th Typhoon Vera, hits Japanese island of Honshu, causing the deaths of 4,580 people with 658 missing
  • 27th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
  • 27th Braves & Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
  • 27th Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit
  • 28th "Hennesey" debuts on CBS-TV

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28th Edward Franklin Albee's "Zoo Story" premieres in Berlin

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • 28th Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around Earth
  • 29th "Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 29th "Philip Marlowe" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 29th Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, & take NL pennant
  • 29th Little Anthony & the Imperials record "Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop"
  • 29th Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution