Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1959 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1959
MCMLIX
Ab urbe condita2712
Armenian calendar1408
ԹՎ ՌՆԸ
Assyrian calendar6709
Baháʼí calendar115–116
Balinese saka calendar1880–1881
Bengali calendar1366
Berber calendar2909
British Regnal yearEliz. 2 – 8 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2503
Burmese calendar1321
Byzantine calendar7467–7468
Chinese calendar戊戌(Earth Dog)
4655 or 4595
    — to —
己亥年 (Earth Pig)
4656 or 4596
Coptic calendar1675–1676
Discordian calendar3125
Ethiopian calendar1951–1952
Hebrew calendar5719–5720
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2015–2016
 - Shaka Samvat1880–1881
 - Kali Yuga5059–5060
Holocene calendar11959
Igbo calendar959–960
Iranian calendar1337–1338
Islamic calendar1378–1379
Japanese calendarShōwa 34
(昭和34年)
Javanese calendar1890–1891
Juche calendar48
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4292
Minguo calendarROC 48
民國48年
Nanakshahi calendar491
Thai solar calendar2502
Tibetan calendar阳土狗年
(male Earth-Dog)
2085 or 1704 or 932
    — to —
阴土猪年
(female Earth-Pig)
2086 or 1705 or 933

1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1959th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 959th year of the 2nd millennium, the 59th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1950s decade.

Events

January

January 3: American statehood for Alaska
January 3: American statehood for Alaska
January 8: Fidel Castro arrives in Havana
January 25: Boeing 707 begins service
January 25: Boeing 707 begins service

Main article: January 1959

February

Main article: February 1959

February 17: Technical drawing of Vanguard 2
February 17: Technical drawing of Vanguard 2

March

Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, traditional residence of the Dalai Lama until March 1959. (2006 photo)
Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, traditional residence of the Dalai Lama until March 1959. (2006 photo)
March 2: Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.
March 2: Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.
March 8: The Marx Brothers retire
March 8: The Marx Brothers retire
March 31: Busch Gardens opens in Florida

Main article: March 1959

April

Main article: April 1959

May

May 28: Miss Baker awaits launch.
May 28: Miss Baker awaits launch.

Main article: May 1959

June

Main article: June 1959

July

July 17: Site of Australopithecus boisei discovery in Tanzania.
July 17: Site of Australopithecus boisei discovery in Tanzania.
July 24: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and USA Vice President Richard Nixon engage in the Kitchen Debate
July 24: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and USA Vice President Richard Nixon engage in the Kitchen Debate

Main article: July 1959

August

August 7: Launch of Explorer 6
August 7: Launch of Explorer 6
August 26: Interior of the Mini
August 26: Interior of the Mini

Main article: August 1959

September

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September 26: Typhoon Vera storm path
Map key
  Tropical depression (≤38 mph, ≤62 km/h)
  Tropical storm (39–73 mph, 63–118 km/h)
  Category 1 (74–95 mph, 119–153 km/h)
  Category 2 (96–110 mph, 154–177 km/h)
  Category 3 (111–129 mph, 178–208 km/h)
  Category 4 (130–156 mph, 209–251 km/h)
  Category 5 (≥157 mph, ≥252 km/h)
  Unknown
Storm type
▲ Extratropical cyclone / Remnant low / Tropical disturbance / Monsoon depression

Main article: September 1959

October

October 21: Atrium of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Main article: October 1959

November

Main article: November 1959

November 1959: The MOSFET (MOS transistor) is invented by Mohamed Atalla and Dawon Kahng at Bell Labs. It is central to the Digital Revolution, and the most widely manufactured device in history.
November 1959: The MOSFET (MOS transistor) is invented by Mohamed Atalla and Dawon Kahng at Bell Labs. It is central to the Digital Revolution, and the most widely manufactured device in history.

December

Main article: December 1959

Date unknown

Births

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

Clancy Brown
Linda Blair

February

Mauricio Macri
Joachim Kunz
John McEnroe
Kyle MacLachlan

March

Vazgen Sargsyan
Tom Arnold
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
Jens Stoltenberg
Steve McFadden
Matthew Modine
Laura Chinchilla

April

Alberto Fernández
David Hyde Pierce
Phil Morris
Emma Thompson
Sean Bean
Robert Smith
Pedro Pierluisi
Stephen Harper

May

Christian Bach
Brian Williams
Ving Rhames
Julian Clary
Rupert Everett

June

Mike Pence
Hugh Laurie
John Linnell
Klaus Iohannis
Christian Wulff

July

Jim Kerr
Richie Sambora
Tupou VI
Susana Martinez
Kevin Spacey
Sanjay Dutt

August

John C. McGinley
Rosanna Arquette
Gustavo Cerati
Magic Johnson
David Koresh

September

Guy Laliberté
Morten Harket
Dave Coulier
Jason Alexander
Elizabeth Peña

October

Simon Cowell
Sarah, Duchess of York
Mauricio Funes
Ken Watanabe
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Evo Morales
John Magufuli

November

Allison Janney
Sean Young

December

Satoru Iwata
Florence Griffith Joyner
Tracey Ullman
Val Kilmer

Date unknown

Deaths

January

Cecil B. DeMille

February

The Big Bopper
Buddy Holly
Daniel François Malan
Baby Dodds
Beatrix Farrand

March

Lou Costello
Ichirō Hatoyama
Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi

April

Frank Lloyd Wright

May

John Foster Dulles

June

Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus
Hitoshi Ashida
Boris Vian

July

Billie Holiday

August

Blind Willie McTell

September

Edmund Gwenn
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike

October

Enrico De Nicola
Errol Flynn
George Marshall

November

Jose P. Laurel
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson
Alfonso López Pumarejo

December

Prince Kuni Asaakira
Ante Pavelić

Unknown

Nobel Prizes

Notes

  1. ^ Fantasia had also used a multi-speaker stereophonic sound system, but it was primitive compared to the one used in Sleeping Beauty.

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