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1959
in
the United States

Decades:
See also:
Dwight Eisenhower, Nikita Khrushchev and their wives at a state dinner, 1959.
Dwight Eisenhower, Nikita Khrushchev and their wives at a state dinner, 1959.

Events from the year 1959 in the United States. With the admittance of Alaska and Hawaii, this is the last year in which states are added to the union.

Incumbents

Federal Government

Events

January–March

January 3: Alaska admitted as 49th state
January 3: Alaska admitted as 49th state

April–June

April 9: NASA announces the "Mercury Seven"
April 9: NASA announces the "Mercury Seven"

July–September

August 21: Hawaii admitted as 50th state
August 21: Hawaii admitted as 50th state

October–December

October 21: The Guggenheim opens
October 21: The Guggenheim opens
1959: Potamkin Chevrolet, Philadelphia
1959: Potamkin Chevrolet, Philadelphia

Undated

Ongoing

Births

Deaths

See also

References

  1. ^ "Susan Faludi". Britannica Presents 100 Women Trailblazers. 25 March 2020. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  2. ^ Former Patriots LB Clayton Weishuhn Dies at 62
  3. ^ "Nancy Grace: Biography". TV Guide. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  4. ^ Dr. Paul Farmer, global humanitarian leader, dies at 62