Historical Events for September 1959

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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 - 73rd US Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Christine Truman (61 64)
13th - 79th US Mens Tennis: Neale Fraser beats Alejandro Olmedo (63 57 62 64)
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)
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 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
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
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 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
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
Playwright Edward AlbeePlaywright Edward Albee 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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