September 1959 in History

Events in History


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Sep 2 US President Eisenhower arrives in Paris

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Sep 5 Wash Senator Jim Lemon is 7th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
  • Sep 8 The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is established.
  • Sep 11 Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans
  • Sep 12 Janos Kádár becomes premier of Hungary
  • Sep 12 Luna 2 launched by USSR; 1st spacecraft to impact on the Moon
  • Sep 13 USSR's Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body
  • Sep 14 Soviet Union's Luna-2 is 1st spacecraft to land on the Moon

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

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev

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

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Sep 17 Transit 1A, 1st navigational satellite launched; failed to orbit
  • Sep 17 Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan & Korea
  • Sep 18 Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit
  • Sep 19 Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland
  • Sep 21 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US
  • Sep 23 1959 The M/S Princess of Tasmania Australia's first passenger RO/RO diesel ferry makes maiden voyage across Bass Strait.
  • Sep 26 Typhoon Vera, hits Japanese island of Honshu, causing the deaths of 4,580 people with 658 missing
  • Sep 27 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit

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

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • Sep 28 Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around Earth
  • Sep 29 Little Anthony & the Imperials record "Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop"
  • Sep 29 Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil
  • Sep 4 Armin Kogler, Austria, skier (2-time winner of jumping World Cup)
  • Sep 4 William Kennedy Smith, Kennedy accused of rape in Florida (1991)
  • Sep 22 Pope Michael, American anti-pope
  • Sep 28 Billy Montana, Country/Western performer (No Yesterday, Angelia)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 5 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (20) weds Linda Joan Bork

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • Sep 25 Cosmopolitan founder Helen Gurley Brown (37) weds theater producer David Brown (43)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 7 Maurice Duplessis, Québec Prime Minister (b. 1890)
  • Sep 13 Gilbert Adrian, costume designer, dies of heart attack at 56
  • Sep 17 Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, dies at 39
  • Sep 22 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60
  • Sep 25 S W R D Bandaranaike, Ceylon's PM, assassinated by a Buddhist monk
  • Sep 26 Solomon Bandaranaike, PM of Ceylon (1956-59), assassinated at 60
  • Sep 29 Bruce Bairnsfather, cartoonist, dies
  • Sep 30 John H Kliegl, developer of Klieg light, dies at 89
  • Sep 30 Ross Granville Harrison, American Biologist and Zoologist (organ transplant pioneer), dies at 89