April 13, 1959 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • USAF launches Discoverer II into polar orbit
  • Vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
  • Vatican edict forbids Roman Catholics from voting for communists

Deaths in History

  • Rigardus "Rijn" Rijnhout, Giant of Rotterdam (2.375m), dies at 38