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 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)

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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

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

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27th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

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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