Historical Events for September 1959

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Events 1 - 42 of 42

2nd - US President Eisenhower arrives in Paris
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 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)
13th - 73rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Christine Truman Janes (6-1, 6-4)
14th - Soviet Union's Luna-2 is 1st spacecraft to land on the Moon
Tennis Champion Maria BuenoTennis Champion Maria Bueno 14th - WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
15th - Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit
16th - French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination
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.
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 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
28th - Edward Franklin Albee's "zoo story" premieres in Berlin
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

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