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Born :10/23/1959"Weird Al" Yankovic, parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun)
Born :10/14/1959A.J. Pero, Staten Is, drummer (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It)
Born :03/08/1959Aidan Quinn, Chicago, actor (All My Sons, Reckless, Stakeout)
Born :01/31/1959Adrian Vandenberg, rock guitarist (Whitesnake)
Born :06/01/1959Alan "Wild"er, rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
Born :12/17/1959Albert King, actor (BB King and Friends, Blues Alive)
Born :02/13/1959Ali Campbell, rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)
Born :12/16/1959Alison La Placa, actress (Duet)
Born :06/06/1959Amanda Pays, actress (Max Headroom, Off Limits)
Born :02/17/1959Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines, US, 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984)
Born :12/27/1959Andre Tippett, NFL linebacker (New England Patriots)
Born :07/03/1959Andreas Wisniewski, Berlin German FR, actor (Living Daylights)
Born :05/15/1959Andrew Eldritch, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
Born :03/02/1959Andrew Farriss, rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
Born :06/24/1959Andy McClusky, rocker (Orchestal Manoeveres in the Dark-Electricity)
Born :09/28/1959Angela Greathuizen, singer (Dolly Dots)
Born :03/31/1959Angus Young, Glascow Scotland, rock guitar (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
Born :11/14/1959Annie Painter, singer (BZN)
Born :09/04/1959Armin Kogler, Austria, skier (2-time winner of jumping World Cup)
Born :07/18/1959Audrey Landers, Phila, actress (Afton-Dallas, Chorus Line)
Born :09/30/1959Basia Trzetrzelevska, Poland, jazz singer (Time and Life)
Born :12/12/1959Belouis Some, rocker (Neville Keighley-Some People)
Born :11/16/1959Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silv-1988)
Born :09/27/1959Beth Heiden, Madison Wisc, 3000m speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1980)
Born :07/07/1959Bill Campbell, actor (Rocketeer)
Born :10/11/1959Bob Inglis, (Rep-R-South Carolina)
Born :04/02/1959Brian Goodell, US, 400m/1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1976)
Born :05/02/1959Brian Tochi, LA Calif, actor (Dr Alan Poe-St Elsewhere, Renegades)
Born :02/07/1959Brian Travers, rocker (UB40-Red Wine)
Born :08/02/1959Britt Helfer, Utah, actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat)
Born :05/20/1959Bronson Pinchot, NYC, actor (Perfect Strangers, Beverly Hills Cop)
Born :08/13/1959Bruce French, cricketer
Born :11/05/1959Bryan Adams, Vancouver BC Canada, singer (Heaven)
Born :12/10/1959Burke Moses, NYC, actor (Sean Baxter-As the World Turns)
Born :01/14/1959Carl Smyth, rock horn player (Madness-Our House)
Born :10/03/1959Carmen Russo, Genoa Italy, Miss Teenage Italy (1972)
Born :01/10/1959Chandra Cheesborough, Jacksonville Fla, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-84)
Born :11/29/1959Charles Grant, Winston Salem NC, actor (Another World)
Born :05/06/1959Charles Hendry, MP
Born :11/27/1959Charlie Burchill, rocker (Simple Minds-Breakfast Club)
Born :10/04/1959Chris Lowe, rocker (Pet Shop Boys)
Born :10/10/1959Chris Lowe, rocker (Pet Shop Boys-Left to My Own Devices)
Born :02/--/1959Claudia Marsani, Nairobi Kenya, Miss Teenage Italy (1973)
Born :04/20/1959Clint Howard, Burbank Calif, actor (Gentle Ben)
Born :09/21/1959Corrinne Drewery, rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out)
Born :08/13/1959Danny Bonaduce, actor (Danny-Partridge Family)
Born :05/12/1959Dave Christian, Minn, NHL right wing (Wash Caps, Olympic-gold-1980)
Born :01/28/1959Dave Sharp, rocker (Alarm-In the Summertime)
Born :05/03/1959David Ball, rocker (Soft Cell)
Born :09/21/1959David Coulier, Detroit, actor (Joey Gladstone-Full House)
Born :07/27/1959David East, cricketer
Born :09/30/1959Debrah Farentino, actress (Hooperman, Equal Justice)
Born :08/22/1959Denise Curry, Daivs Calif, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
Born :04/06/1959Dianne Brill, Tampa, fashion designer/party girl (Queen of the Night)
Born :10/17/1959Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky 4, Masters of Universe)
Born :11/03/1959Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky IV)
Born :01/10/1959Don Letts, rocker (Bad)
Born :01/23/1959Earl Falconer, rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)
Born :08/14/1959Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Mich, NBA Forward (LA Lakers/Olympic-gold-92)
Born :08/29/1959Eddi Reader, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
Born :11/01/1959Eddie MacDonald, rocker (The Alarm-Knocking on Heaven's Door)
Born :12/23/1959Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India
Born :07/24/1959Edward Liddie, Union Ga, Judo fighter (Olympic-bronze-1984)
Born :06/15/1959Eileen Davidson, actress (Young and Restless, House on Sorority Row)
Born :03/15/1959Eliot Teltscher, Calif, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
Born :04/12/1959Elissa Leeds, NYC, actress (Cissy-Dorothy)
Born :04/17/1959Elizabeth Lindsey, actress
Born :04/15/1959Emma Thompson, British actress (Henry V)
Born :05/06/1959Eric D Fingerhut, (Rep-D-Ohio)
Born :09/02/1959Esther Oosterbeek, singer (Dolly dots)
Born :12/28/1959Everson Walls, NFL corner back (Dallas Cowboys, NY Giants)
Born :10/29/1959Finola Hughes, London, actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive)
Born :12/21/1959Florence Griffith Joyner, LA Calif, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1988)
Born :12/14/1959Franco Iglesia, Cuba, spanish singer
Born :10/16/1959Gary Kemp, rocker (Spandau Ballet-True)
Born :07/29/1959Gary Springer, NYC, actor (Bernice Bobs Her Hair)
Born :10/08/1959Gavin Friday, [Fionan Hanvey], Irish singer (Virgin Prunes)
Born :10/21/1959George Bell, Dom Rep, outfielder (Blue Jays, 1987 AL MVP)
Born :05/24/1959George Glanos, horse trainer
Born :08/27/1959Gerhard Berger, formula-1 racer (Italian Grand Prix-1988)
Born :09/17/1959Hank Ilesic, Edmonton, CFL punter, place kicker (Edmonton, Toronto)
Born :03/15/1959Harold Baines, Maryland, outfielder (White Sox, Rangers)
Born :12/15/1959Heidi Bohay, Somerset NJ, actress (Megan-Hotel)
Born :07/02/1959Hoogie Drexler, jockey
Born :06/11/1959Hugh Laurie, actor
Born :05/05/1959Ian McCullough, rocker (Echo and Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
Born :03/18/1959Irene Cara, Bronx NYC, actress/singer (Fame, DC Cab, Certain Fury)
Born :02/08/1959Irina Kalinina, USSR, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1980)
Born :10/03/1959Jack Wagner, rocker/actor (General Hospital, Santa Barbara)
Born :11/26/1959Jamie Rose, NYC, actress (Susan Birch-St Elsewhere, Falcon Crest)
Born :09/23/1959Jason Alexander, US, actor (George-Seinfeld)
Born :06/12/1959Jenilee Harrison, Glendale Calif, actress (Cindy-3's Company, Dallas)
Born :10/29/1959Jesse Barfield, Ill, outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader)
Born :07/07/1959Jessica Hahn, evangelist rape victim/model (playboy)/actress
Born :07/09/1959Jim Kerr, rocker (Simple Minds-Don't You Forget About Me)
Born :08/21/1959Jim McMahon, NFL QB (Chicago Bears, SD Chargers, Phila Eagles)
Born :01/30/1959Jody Watley, dancer (Solid Gold)/singer (Looking For a New Love)
Born :10/02/1959Joe Deegan, jockey
Born :08/01/1959Joe Elliot, rocker (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
Born :07/06/1959John Keeble, rocker (Spandau Ballet-True)
Born :02/16/1959John P McEnroe, tennis player (US Open 1979-81,84 Wimb 1981,83,84)
Born :12/13/1959John Whitaker, Van Nuys Calif, actor (Family Affair, Snowball Expr)
Born :08/06/1959Joyce Sims, rocker (All and All)
Born :08/22/1959Juan Croucier, heavy metal rocker (Ratt-Round and Round)
Born :11/28/1959Judd Nelson, actor (Breakfast Club)
Born :05/06/1959Kate Collins, Boston Mass, actress (Natalie Hunter-All My Children)
Born :12/03/1959Kathy Jordan, Penn, tennis player (US Opens Doubles 1981)
Born :01/06/1959Kathy Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
Born :03/04/1959Kelly Lynch, Golden Walley Minn, actress (Warm Summer Rain)
Born :02/16/1959Kelly Tripuka, Glenn Ridge NJ, NBA forward (Det Pistons, Utah Jazz)
Born :06/12/1959Kenneth Herdigein, Suriname/Dutch actor (Say Once Aaa)
Born :06/29/1959Kim Hiett, jockey
Born :08/09/1959Kurtis Blow, NYC, rapper (Krushgroove-The Breaks)
Born :06/29/1959Larry Parham, 4th victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (1st to die)
Born :02/04/1959Lawrence Taylor, [LT], NFL's greatest line backer (NY Giants)
Born :12/29/1959Leslie Graves, Silver City NM, actress (Brenda-Capitol)
Born :01/22/1959Linda Blair, St Louis Mo, actress (Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St)
Born :08/11/1959Linda Rhys Vaughn, Grossmont Ca, playmate (Apr, 1982)
Born :02/03/1959Loi Tolhurst, rocker (Cure-Hell's Kitchen)
Born :06/04/1959Lord Rayleigh, agri-businessman (Lord Rayleigh Farms)
Born :06/27/1959Lorrie Morgan, country singer
Born :06/02/1959Lydia Lunch, US singer/poetess (Teenage Jesus, Jerks)
Born :08/12/1959Lynette Woodard, Wichita Ks, (Olympic-gold-1984, Harlem Globetrotter)
Born :11/10/1959MacKenzie Phillips, Alexandria Va, actress (Julie-1 Day at a Time)
Born :07/05/1959Marc Cohn, singer (Walking in Memphis)
Born :05/16/1959Mare Winningham, Phoenix Az, actress (St Elmo's Fire, Turner and Hooch)
Born :10/13/1959Marie Osmond, Ogden Ut, singer/actress (Paper Roses, Goin' Coconuts)
Born :03/29/1959Marina Sirtis, London, actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Born :12/10/1959Mark Aguirre, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
Born :06/19/1959Mark DeBarge, rocker (DeBarge-Who's Johnny)
Born :08/13/1959Mark Nevin, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
Born :08/10/1959Mark Price, bass/vocals (All About Eve, Tin Huey-Contents Dislodged)
Born :05/11/1959Martha Quinn, Ossining NY, MTV vee-jay/actress (Bradys)
Born :04/08/1959Martin Weston, cricketer
Born :09/14/1959Mary Crosby, LA Calif, actress (Kristin-Dallas, Ice Pirates)
Born :03/22/1959Matthew Modine, actor (Full Metal Jacket)
Born :11/23/1959Maxwell Caulfield, Derbyshire England, actor (Miles-The Colbys)
Born :10/09/1959Michael Pare, Bkln NY, actor (Greatest American Hero, Houston Knights)
Born :06/05/1959Michael Winans, gospel singer (Winans)
Born :03/17/1959Mike Lindup, rock keyboardist (Level 42-Hot Water)
Born :02/25/1959Mike Peters, rocker (Alarm-In the Summertime)
Born :05/14/1959Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Phila Eagles)
Born :10/09/1959Mike Singletary, NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears)
Born :12/25/1959Missy Cleveland, Jackson Miss, playmate (April, 1979)
Born :02/03/1959Molly Killingbeck, Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
Born :09/14/1959Morten Harket, rocker (Aha-Take on Me)
Born :04/28/1959Nancy Grahn, actress (Santa Barbara)
Born :02/12/1959Nancy Remy, reporter (NYC's Shadow Traffic)
Born :07/29/1959Nelli Kim, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1976)
Born :10/28/1959Neville Henry, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
Born :05/21/1959Nick Cassavetes, actor (Rosemary's Baby, Quiet Cool)
Born :12/05/1959Nikki Gianulias, Vallejo Calif, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1979)
Born :02/12/1959Omar Hakim, drummer (Dire Straits, Weather Report)
Born :07/24/1959Pam Tillis, country singer
Born :02/08/1959Pamela Jean Bryant, Indianapolis In, playmate (April, 1978)
Born :04/12/1959Pascal Barre, France, sprint relay team (Olympic-bronze-1980)
Born :07/05/1959Patricia Pease Jeffers, NC, actress (Kimberly-Days of our Life)
Born :04/12/1959Patrick Barre, France, sprint relay team (Olympic-bronze-1980)
Born :03/14/1959Patrick Dupond, Paris, dancer (La Bayadere)
Born :01/27/1959Patti Cohoon, Whittier Calif, actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides)
Born :05/17/1959Paul Di'anno, rocker (Iron Maiden)
Born :12/08/1959Paul Rutherford, vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
Born :05/01/1959Paul Smith, rocker (Haircut 100)
Born :12/29/1959Paula Poundstone, comedian
Born :01/12/1959Per Helmstad, Sweden, singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love)
Born :08/05/1959Pete Burns, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
Born :01/15/1959Pete Trewavas, rock bassist (Marillion-Real to Reel)
Born :08/31/1959Rachel Dennison, Knoxville Tn, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5)
Born :05/04/1959Randy Travis, country singer (Always and Forever)
Born :03/24/1959Renaldo Nehemiah, US, hurdler (110m at 12.93)/NFLer (SF 49ers)
Born :08/20/1959Richard DeStasio, horse trainer
Born :03/20/1959Richard Drummie, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)
Born :02/17/1959Richard Karn, actor
Born :07/11/1959Richie Sambora, guitarist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
Born :08/08/1959Rikki Rockett, rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn)
Born :11/05/1959Rob Fisher, rocker (Climie Fisher-Love Changes)
Born :05/13/1959Robert Earnshaw, racehorse trainer
Born :04/21/1959Robert Smith, rock guitarist/vocalist (Cure-Hell's Kitchen)
Born :07/14/1959Rodney Rash, horse trainer
Born :05/08/1959Ronnie Lott, Albuquerque, NM, NFL defensive back (SF 49er)
Born :03/13/1959Ronnie Rogers, guitarist (T'Pau-Heart and Soul)
Born :08/10/1959Rosanna Arquette, NYC, actress (Desperately Seeking Susan)
Born :05/29/1959Rupert Everett, actor (Princess Daisy, Another Country)
Born :10/15/1959Sarah Magaret Fergusson, [Fergie], London England, Duchess of York
Born :11/20/1959Sean Young, Louisville Ky, actress (Dune, Young Doctor in Love)
Born :04/27/1959Sheena Easton, [Shirley Orr], Glasgow Scotland, singer (Sugar Walls)
Born :02/12/1959Sigrid Thornton, Australia, actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise)
Born :07/03/1959Stephen Pearcy, rock vocalist (Ratt-Round and Round)
Born :11/28/1959Stephen Roche, bicylist
Born :08/19/1959Steve Grimmett, heavy metal rocker
Born :11/25/1959Steve Rothery, rocker (Marillion-Real to Reel)
Born :07/03/1959Stoyan Deltchev, Bulgaria, horizontal bar gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)
Born :02/22/1959Susan Benjamin, actress (Tracy-Accidental Family)
Born :07/11/1959Suzanne Vega, rock vocalist (My Name is Luka)
Born :11/30/1959Sylvia Hanika, Munich West Germany, tennis player (Avon-1982)
Born :05/07/1959Tamara E Jernigan, [Tammy], Chattoonaga Tn, PhD/astronaut (STS 40, 52)
Born :05/29/1959Tamayo Otsuki, actress
Born :04/17/1959Teri Austin, Toronto Canada, actress (Terminal Choice, Knots Landing)
Born :11/06/1959Teri Peterson, Santa Monica Cal, playmate (July, 1980)
Born :07/19/1959Terri Treas, KC Kansas, actress (Hannah-7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
Born :03/19/1959Terry Hall, rocker (Colourfield-Animal Liberation)
Born :11/21/1959Tim Wilkison, Shelby NC, tennis player (WCT Atlanta finals-1986)
Born :11/03/1959Timothy Patrick Murphy, Hartford Conn, actor (Dallas, Glitter)
Born :06/10/1959Timothy Van Patten, Bkln NY, actor (White Shadow, Master)
Born :12/11/1959Tina Gayle, Frankfurt GFR, Cowboy cheerleader/actress (Kathy-Chips)
Born :03/28/1959Todd Curtis, actor (Capitol, Skip-Young and Restless)
Born :03/06/1959Tom Arnold, Iowa, comedian (Tom Arnold Show), Mr Roseanne Barr
Born :06/21/1959Tom Chambers, NBA forward, center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns)
Born :08/31/1959Tony DeFranco, rocker (DeFranco Family)
Born :10/08/1959Tony Eason, football quarterback (New England Patriots)
Born :10/04/1959Tony Meo, English billiards champion (snookers)
Born :12/30/1959Tracey Ullman, singer/actress (Tracey Ullman Show)
Born :01/23/1959Tyrone Power Jr, Los Angeles Calif, actor (Shag)
Born :12/31/1959Val Kilmer, actor (Top Secret, Top Gun, Willow)
Born :01/04/1959Vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)
Born :08/03/1959Victoria Jackson, Miami Fla, actress (Casual Sex, SNL)
Born :03/25/1959Vince Guerra, jockey
Born :11/11/1959Vincent Irizarry, Queens NY, actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara)
Born :10/28/1959Walther Bauersfeld, 1919 inventor (1st modern projection planetarium)
Born :05/26/1959Wayne Hussey, rocker (Mission-Lover for Life)
Born :07/02/1959Wendy B Lawrence, Jacksonville Fla, USN Lt Commander/astronaut
Born :09/04/1959William Kennedy Smith, Kennedy accused of rape in Florida (1991)
Born :11/17/1959William R Moses, LA Calif, actor (Cole-Falcon Crest)
Born :10/01/1959Youssou N'dour, Senegalese singer (Shaking the tree)
Born :02/04/1959Zenani Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela
Born :05/22/1959[Patrick] Morrissey, rocker (Depeche Mode-Somebody)




Died :06/29/1959A Cecil Snyder, Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, at 51
Died :01/22/1959A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), at 73
Died :03/08/1959Abdel Wahab Shawwaf, Iraqi colonel/putschist, murdered
Died :12/27/1959Alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat, at 70
Died :03/07/1959Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare),
Died :03/29/1959Barthelemy Boganda, Central African Republic's 1st president,
Died :09/22/1959Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), at 60
Died :10/11/1959Bert Bell, NFL hall of famer, at 64
Died :09/17/1959Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, at 39
Died :02/03/1959Big Bopper, rocker, in a plane crash
Died :07/17/1959Billy Holliday [Eleanora Fagan], US blues singer, at 44
Died :10/25/1959Bob Murphy, TV host (RFD America), at 42
Died :02/03/1959Buddy Holly, rocker (Tghat'll be the Day), in a plane crash
Died :01/21/1959Cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), at 77
Died :08/29/1959Charles Lotsy, insurance director/chief d'equipe,
Died :06/25/1959Charles Starkwether, murderer, executed
Died :07/08/1959Dale Buisand and Chester Ovnand, 1st Americans killed in Vietnam War
Died :02/07/1959Daniel F Malan, premier of South Africa (1948-54), at 84
Died :05/26/1959Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), at 78
Died :08/05/1959Edgar Guest, US poet/newspaperman, at 77
Died :04/13/1959Eduard A van Beinum, musician/conductor,
Died :11/19/1959Edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism),
Died :07/15/1959Ernest Bloch, Swiss/US composer (Macbeth), at 78
Died :10/14/1959Errol Flynn, US actor (Captain Blood, Charge of Light Brigade),
Died :06/18/1959Ethel Barrymore, [Blythe], actress (None but the lonely), at 79
Died :04/09/1959Frank Lloyd Wright, US architect (Guggenheim Museum NY), at 89
Died :10/10/1959Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein,
Died :10/16/1959George C Marshall, US army general, at 78
Died :07/06/1959George Grosz, German cartoonist/painter (Ecce Homo), at 65
Died :06/16/1959George Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind), shoots himself
Died :11/01/1959Gershon Agron, mayor of Jerusalem, at 66
Died :04/27/1959Gordon Armstrong, inventor of baby incubator,
Died :07/14/1959Grock, [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown/circus director, at 79
Died :04/08/1959Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian,
Died :11/25/1959Gerard Philipe, French actor (EL Cid, Don Carlos), at 36
Died :09/29/1959Harold Huber, actor (I Cover Times Square), at 49
Died :08/18/1959Harvey Glatmin, executed
Died :11/17/1959Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilians composer/pianist/conductor, at 72
Died :09/25/1959Helen Broderick, comedienne/actress (Swing Time, Top Hat),
Died :02/22/1959Helen Parrish, actress (Hour Glass), of cancer at 36
Died :07/17/1959Henri Pourrat, French writer (Le chasseur de la nuit),
Died :03/07/1959Hinsdale Smith, developer of roll-down auto windows dies at 88
Died :06/20/1959Hitoshi Ashida, Japanese politician, at 71
Died :07/25/1959Isaac Halevi Herzog, chief rabbi of Israel (1936-59), at 71
Died :08/19/1959Jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, at 78
Died :05/26/1959Joe Kelly, TV host (Quiz Kids), at 57
Died :05/24/1959John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), at 71
Died :09/30/1959John H Kliegl, developer of Klieg light, at 89
Died :03/16/1959John Sailling, last documented Civil War vet, at 111
Died :01/28/1959Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), at 73
Died :10/13/1959K Rudolf Mengelberg, composer/musicologist (Concert Amsterdam),
Died :09/06/1959Kay Kendall, British actress (Genevieve), at 32
Died :12/06/1959Len Doyle, actor (Harrington-Mr District Attorney), at 66
Died :12/23/1959Lester Lonergan Jr, actor (Growing Paynes), at 65
Died :12/23/1959Lord Irwin, ambassador to US (1940-46), at 78
Died :06/24/1959Lou Bandy, [Lodewik F Dieben], revue-artist (Life is Real), at 69
Died :03/03/1959Lou Costello, comedian (Abbott and Costello), at 52
Died :11/24/1959Lyman Bryson, educator (UN Casebook), at 71
Died :12/14/1959Maria EG "Lizzy" Ansingh, house painter (Verstoten), at 84
Died :10/07/1959Mario Lanza, singer, at 38 of a heart attack
Died :11/21/1959Max Baer, US, heavyweight boxing champ (1934), at 49
Died :02/28/1959Maxwell Anderson, US dramatist (Key Largo, Bath Seed),
Died :01/11/1959Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid,
Died :02/07/1959Napoleon Lajorie, baseball player, at 83
Died :09/20/1959Olin Howlin, actor (Swifty-Circus Boy), at 63
Died :05/01/1959Oscar Torp, Norwegian premier,
Died :02/15/1959Owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), at 69
Died :10/07/1959PM Kassem of Iraq, assassinated
Died :09/11/1959Paul Douglas, actor (Adventure Theater), at 52
Died :07/15/1959Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (The Dream),
Died :03/31/1959Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (S Verlag), at 68
Died :08/06/1959Preston Sturges [Edmund P Biden], US director/screenwriter,
Died :03/26/1959Raymond T Chandler, US detective writer (Long Goodbye),
Died :02/03/1959Ritchie Valens, rock vocalist (Donna), in a plane crash
Died :09/25/1959S W R D Bandaranaike, Ceylon's PM, assassinated by a Buddhist monk
Died :05/14/1959Sidney Bechet, US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, at 62
Died :09/26/1959Solomon Bandaranaike, PM of Ceylon (1956-59) assassinated at 60
Died :02/17/1959Tim Mara, co-founder of NFL's NY Giants,
Died :03/28/1959W C Handy, jazz star, at 85
Died :12/09/1959Walter Compton, news anchor (DuMont Evening News), at 47
Died :12/19/1959Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, at 117
Died :08/16/1959William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific),
Died :10/03/1959William Bishop, actor (Steve-It's a Great Life), at 42
Died :02/08/1959William J "Wild Bill" Donovan, Office Strategic Services, at 76
Interest:01/14/1959[Lutheran] Commemoration of Eivind Berggrav, bishop of Oslo




Special :09/12/1959"Bonanza" premiers on NBC-TV
Special :01/05/1959"Bozo the Clown" live children's show premiers on TV
Special :09/11/1959"Duke" Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements
Special :11/23/1959"Fiorello!" premiers on Broadway
Special :07/02/1959"Plan 9 From Outer Space," one of the worse films ever, premieres
Special :03/11/1959"Raisin in the Sun," 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens
Special :01/09/1959"Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premiers on CBS TV
Special :03/29/1959"Some Like it Hot" with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon premiers
Special :11/16/1959"Sound of Music" opens on Broadway
Special :04/27/1959"Today" show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)
Special :10/15/1959"Untouchables" premiers
Special :02/14/1959$3.6 million heroin seizure in NYC
Special :04/14/1959(Robert) Taft Memorial Bell Tower dedicated in Wash DC
Special :10/29/195910 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced
Special :12/21/195910th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7")
Special :12/01/195912 nations sign treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica
Special :04/21/19591211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod
Special :04/09/19591st 7 astronauts presented to press
Special :02/22/19591st Daytona 500 auto race-Lee Petty wins
Special :12/19/19591st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0
Special :11/01/19591st NHL goalie to wear a hockey mask (Jacques Plante)
Special :06/03/19591st US Air Force Academy graduation
Special :03/03/19591st US probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, is launched
Special :10/01/19591st World Series since 1948 not to feature a NY team (LA vs Chic)
Special :07/14/19591st atomic powered cruiser, Long Beach, Quincy Mass
Special :07/21/19591st atomic powered merchant ship, Savannah, christened, Camden NJ
Special :03/07/19591st aviator to fly a million miles (1.61 M km) in a jet (MC Garlow)
Special :06/09/19591st ballistic missile sub launched (George Washington-Groton, Ct)
Special :07/18/19591st black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright)
Special :12/01/19591st color photograph of Earth from outer space
Special :11/11/19591st episode of "Rocky and His Friends" airs
Special :04/23/19591st heliport in Britain opens in London
Special :05/24/19591st house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited, Pleasant Hills, Pa
Special :12/17/19591st movie opening simultaneously in major cities (On The Beach)
Special :06/08/19591st official "missile mail" lands (Jacksonville, Fla)
Special :08/12/19591st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island
Special :01/02/19591st spacecraft to orbit the Sun launched (USSR)
Special :06/18/19591st telecast transmitted from England to US
Special :01/25/19591st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)
Special :02/17/19591st weather satellite launched, Vanguard 2, 9.8 kg
Special :10/04/19591st world series game played west of St Louis (in LA)
Special :07/17/19592,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis
Special :08/05/195942.4 cm rainfall in Decatur Co, Iowa (state record)
Special :08/03/195950 killed in uprising in Guinea-Bissau
Special :08/17/19597.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park
Special :12/25/1959A synagogue in Cologne Germany desecrated with swatstikas
Special :11/05/1959AFL announced with 8 teams
Special :08/14/1959AFL organized with NY, Dallas, LA, Minneapolis, Denver and Houston
Special :11/22/1959AFL's 1st draft - NY Titans choice George Izo, QB, Notre Dame
Special :08/03/1959AL beats NL 5-3 in 27th All Star Game (Dodger Stadium)
Special :01/03/1959Alaska admitted as 49th US state
Special :04/21/1959Alf Dean using a rod and reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark
Special :06/02/1959Allen Ginsberg writes his poem "Lysergic Acid," SF
Special :07/04/1959America's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled
Special :02/03/1959American Airlines Electra crashes in NY's East River, killing 65
Special :02/15/1959Antonio Segni forms Italian cabinet
Special :12/13/1959Archbishop Makarios elected 1st president of Cyprus
Special :12/14/1959Archbishop Makarios proclaimed president of Cyprus
Special :03/01/1959Archbishop Makarios returns to Cyprus after 3 years
Special :04/05/1959Art Wall wins golf's Masters
Special :03/17/1959Australia and USSR recover diplomatic relations
Special :08/31/1959Australia defeats US for tennis' Davis Cup
Special :12/27/1959Balt Colts beat NY Giants 31-16 in NFL championship game
Special :04/09/1959Balt Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Wash Senators)
Special :02/13/1959Barbie doll goes on sale
Special :08/20/1959Belgium shortens conscription to 12 months
Special :11/03/1959Ben Gurion's Mapai-party wins Israeli parliamentary election)
Special :07/05/1959Ben-Gurion's Israeli cabinet resigns
Special :05/22/1959Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black gen-major in USAF
Special :03/18/1959Bill Sharman begins a streak of 56 consecutive foul shots
Special :04/09/1959Bill Sharman hits a record 56 consecutive foul shot
Special :12/01/1959Billy Cannon (Louisiana halfback) wins Heisman trophy
Special :06/13/1959Billy Casper wins US Open golf tournament
Special :08/02/1959Bob Rosburg wins PGA golf tournament
Special :01/11/1959Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke
Special :03/18/1959Boston Celtic's Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws
Special :04/09/1959Boston Celtics win 8th consecutive NBA championship (record)
Special :11/22/1959Boston Patriots enters AFL
Special :03/03/1959Brit govt arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis
Special :02/19/1959British/Turkish/Greek accord over Cyprus' independence
Special :01/05/1959Buddy Holly releases his last record "It Doesn't Matter"
Special :02/02/1959Buddy Holly's last performance
Special :10/28/1959Buffalo Bills enter AFL
Special :07/26/1959C Hoffmeister discovers asteroid #2183
Special :03/21/1959California wins NCAA basketball championship
Special :01/01/1959Castro leads Cuba to victory as Fulgencio Batista flees to Dom Rep
Special :07/04/1959Cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony
Special :02/07/1959Cessna lands in Las Vegas after 65 d without landing (refuels in air)
Special :01/01/1959Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community
Special :11/02/1959Charles Van Doren confesses, TV quiz show-"21," was fixed
Special :05/29/1959Charles de Gaulle forms French govt
Special :01/08/1959Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as pres of France's 5th Republic
Special :08/05/1959Chic Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 55-26 in Toronto
Special :09/22/1959Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennent
Special :10/23/1959Chinese troops move into India, 17 die
Special :08/22/1959Cin Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs
Special :12/21/1959Citizens of Deerfield Ill block building of interracial housing
Special :05/28/1959Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets Project 7 astronauts
Special :10/08/1959Conservatives win British election
Special :06/01/1959Constitution of Tunisia promulgated (National Day)
Special :10/21/1959Contra revolutionaries bomb Havana
Special :04/26/1959Cuba invades Panama
Special :01/02/1959Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees
Special :03/17/1959Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India
Special :01/09/1959Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die
Special :04/16/1959Datu Abdul Rozak inaugrated as premier of Malaysia federation
Special :11/17/1959De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond
Special :01/13/1959De Gaulle grants amnesity to 130 to Algerian death row convicts
Special :10/03/1959Dike Lemmer-Urk closed
Special :12/08/1959Dom Mintoff demands independence for Malta
Special :07/17/1959Dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old)
Special :06/30/1959During a game in Wrigley Field, 2 balls were in play at same time
Special :03/12/1959Dutch Liberal Party wins Second-Parliamentary election
Special :06/17/1959Eamon de Valera elected pres of Ireland
Special :06/22/1959Eddie Lubanski bowls 2 consecutive perfect games
Special :06/03/1959Eisenhower routes Canadain premier Diefenbaker message off the moon
Special :09/11/1959Elroy Face's 22 game win streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4
Special :05/11/1959Elvis Presley's 1st entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel"
Special :12/03/1959Emergency crisis in Cyprus ends
Special :05/24/1959Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England
Special :11/04/1959Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins NL MVP
Special :12/15/1959Everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me"
Special :08/07/1959Explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space
Special :09/28/1959Explorer VI reveals an intense radation belt around Earth
Special :10/07/1959Far side of Moon seen for 1st time, compliments of USSR's Luna 3
Special :03/06/1959Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles)
Special :04/04/1959Fed of Mali, consisting of Senegal and French Sudan (dissolved 1960)
Special :02/16/1959Fidel Castro becomes premier of Cuba
Special :04/15/1959Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour
Special :02/06/1959Fidel Castro is interviewed by Edward R Murrow
Special :10/19/1959Florence Henderson joins Today Show panel
Special :11/19/1959Ford cancels Edsel
Special :04/12/1959France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria
Special :03/25/1959French pres De Gaulle acknowledges Oder-Neisse boundary
Special :02/19/1959Gabon adopts its constitution
Special :12/30/1959George Washington, 1st ballistic missile sub commissioned
Special :09/09/1959Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #2065 Spicer
Special :11/08/1959Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #2848
Special :03/08/1959Groucho, Chico and Harpo's final TV appearance together
Special :10/21/1959Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens (NYC)
Special :05/26/1959Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th
Special :08/21/1959Hawaii becomes 50th US state
Special :07/28/1959Hawaii's 1st US election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress
Special :05/01/1959Heavyweight Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London
Special :07/01/1959Heinrich Lubke elected pres of West-Germany
Special :03/12/1959House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood
Special :07/05/1959Indonesia restores constitution
Special :06/26/1959Ingemar Johansson of Sweden KOs Floyd Patterson as boxing champ
Special :03/05/1959Iran and US sign economic treaty
Special :03/16/1959Iraq and USSR sign economic/technical treaty
Special :03/24/1959Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact
Special :07/01/1959Israeli Knesseth agress to weapon sales to West-Germany
Special :01/26/1959Italy cabinet-Fanfani forms
Special :12/14/1959J B Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513 m
Special :11/21/1959Jack Benny (violin) and Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet
Special :04/10/1959Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda
Special :11/30/1959Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL
Special :05/19/1959John de Quay becomes premier of Netherlands
Special :09/12/1959János Kádár becomes premier of Hungary
Special :08/--/1959KAVE (now KVIO) TV channel 6 in Carlsbad, NM (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :04/14/1959KDIN TV channel 11 in Des Moines, IA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :11/08/1959KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
Special :04/28/1959KLOE TV channel 10 in Goodland, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :06/07/1959KLX-AM in Oakland Calif changes call letters to KEWB (now KNEW)
Special :10/15/1959KNDO TV channel 23 in Yakima, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :01/12/1959KOED TV channel 11 in Tulsa, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :01/26/1959KOKH TV channel 25 in Oklahoma City, OK (IND/PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :11/28/1959KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook - Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins
Special :04/28/1959KPLR TV channel 11 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting
Special :10/11/1959KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :03/08/1959KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :02/23/1959KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :05/25/1959Khrushchev visits Angolia
Special :11/14/1959Kilauea's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii)
Special :01/13/1959King Boudewin promises Belgian Congo independence
Special :10/08/1959LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2 in 56th World Series
Special :02/28/1959Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit
Special :10/31/1959Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US
Special :04/27/1959Liu Sjau-chi elected president of China PR
Special :05/12/1959Liz Taylor's 4th marriage (Eddie Fisher)
Special :02/01/1959Lowell Observatory discovers asteroid #2847
Special :01/04/1959Luna 1 (Mechta) becomes 1st craft to leave Earth's gravity
Special :09/12/1959Luna 2 launched by USSR; 1st spacecraft to impact on Moon
Special :12/02/1959Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus
Special :06/27/1959Mickey Wright wins 2nd straight US Women's Golf Open
Special :08/13/1959Milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)
Special :08/02/1959Milwaukee Brave Bill Bruton hits 2 bases loaded triples
Special :02/13/1959Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns
Special :04/18/1959Montreal Canadiens beat Tor Maple Leafs 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup
Special :06/22/1959Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)
Special :04/09/1959NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury
Special :02/28/1959NFL trade, Chicago Cards trade Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
Special :07/07/1959NL beats AL 5-4 in 26th All Star Game (Pittsbugh Forbes Field)
Special :12/22/1959NY Ranger goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized mask
Special :04/16/1959NY Yankees unveil their 1st message scoreboard
Special :04/24/1959Neth Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig and Cut Flier)
Special :10/04/1959Netherlands beats Belgium 9-1
Special :08/01/1959New Continental baseball league formed
Special :09/19/1959Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland
Special :04/07/1959Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years
Special :09/11/1959Oriole Jerry Walker pitches 16 inn beating White Sox 1-0
Special :10/10/1959Pan Am begins regular flights around the World
Special :11/01/1959Patrice Lumumba arrested in Belgian Congo
Special :04/16/1959Phils' Dave Philley gets a major league record 9th straight pinch hit
Special :06/29/1959Pope John XXIII 1st encyclical "On truth, unity, and peace, in charity"
Special :01/25/1959Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council
Special :06/11/1959Postmaster General bans D.H. Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover
Special :03/18/1959Pres Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill
Special :05/30/1959Pres Somoza ends emergency crisis in Nicaragua
Special :05/30/1959Pres Stroessner disbands Paraguay's parliament
Special :05/23/1959Presbyterian church accepts women preachers
Special :07/02/1959Prince Albert marries Princess Paola in Brussels
Special :03/08/1959Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq
Special :08/12/1959Progressive Party under John Steytler forms in South Africa
Special :05/04/1959Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (JB)
Special :06/26/1959Queen Elizabeth and Pres Eisenhower open St Lawrence Seaway
Special :10/17/1959Queen Elizabeth is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse
Special :04/07/1959Radar 1st bounced off Sun, Stanford Calif
Special :10/27/1959Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico
Special :03/15/1959Robert Foster sets record by staying underwater 13 m 42.5 s
Special :11/15/1959Robert White and Perry Smith kill Clutters
Special :06/10/1959Rocky Colovito hits 4 HRs in 1 game
Special :10/02/1959Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" premieres on CBS
Special :03/03/1959SF Giant's rename their stadium Candlestick Park
Special :06/12/1959SF Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies, 3-0 in 5 inning game
Special :09/26/1959SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0
Special :07/06/1959Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
Special :05/17/1959Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122
Special :12/18/1959Sammy Baugh named 1st coach of NY Titans (AFL)
Special :08/19/1959Satellite Discoverer 6 launched into polar orbit
Special :11/11/1959Seals Stadium in San Francisco, demolished
Special :06/19/1959Senate rejects Ike's appointment of Lewis Strauss for Sec of Comm
Special :12/21/1959Shah of Persia marries Farah Diba
Special :05/20/1959Shah of Persia visits Netherlands
Special :06/03/1959Singapore adopts constitution
Special :10/06/1959Single game World Series attendence record set (92,706 in LA)
Special :12/16/1959Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48
Special :10/06/1959Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon
Special :09/15/1959Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit
Special :01/28/1959Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US
Special :05/10/1959Soviet forces arrive in Afghanistan
Special :09/27/1959Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit
Special :04/25/1959St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping
Special :09/29/1959Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution
Special :05/25/1959Supreme ct rules La prohibiting black-white boxing unconstitutional
Special :02/01/1959Swiss males vote against voting rights for women
Special :02/01/1959Texas Instruments gets patent on IC, Integrated Circuit
Special :03/31/1959Tibet's Dalai Lama reaches India
Special :05/03/1959Tiger's Charlie Maxwell hits 4 consecutive HRs in a doubleheader
Special :09/17/1959Transit 1A, 1st navigational satellite launched; failed to orbit
Special :11/08/1959Tunisian pres Habib Bourguiba's Nes Destour party wins every chair
Special :09/27/1959Typhoon Vera, hits Japanese island of Honshu, kills nearly 5,000
Special :09/17/1959Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan and Korea
Special :12/12/1959UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established
Special :11/20/1959UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children's Rights
Special :02/06/1959US 1st successful Titan intercontinental ballistic missile
Special :03/04/1959US Pioneer IV misses Moon and becomes 2nd (US 1st) artifical planet
Special :09/02/1959US President Eisenhower arrives in Paris
Special :04/15/1959US Sect of States John Foster Dulles resigns
Special :01/07/1959US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban govt
Special :01/22/1959USAF concludes less than 1% of UFO's are unknown objects
Special :04/13/1959USAF launches Discover II into polar orbit
Special :02/19/1959USAF rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 kph), NM
Special :10/31/1959USSR and Egypt sign contracts for building Aswan Dam
Special :08/17/1959USSR and Iraq signs contract for building Iraqi nuclear reactor
Special :10/04/1959USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side
Special :08/16/1959USSR introduces installment buying
Special :01/02/1959USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
Special :09/13/1959USSR's Luna 2 becomes 1st probe to contact another celestial body
Special :03/10/1959Uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa Tibet
Special :04/19/1959Uprising in La Paz Bolivia, fails
Special :07/24/1959VP Nixon argues with Khrushchev, known as "Kitchen Debate"
Special :07/23/1959VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR
Special :09/18/1959Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit
Special :04/13/1959Vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
Special :06/22/1959Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
Special :04/13/1959Vatican edict forbids Roman Catholics for voting for communists
Special :09/26/1959Vera, Japan hit by a typhoon; about 5,000 die
Special :02/02/1959Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers
Special :08/01/1959WAAY TV channel 31 in Huntsville, AL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :11/20/1959WABC fires Alan Freed over payola scandal
Special :10/20/1959WABG TV channel 6 in Greenwood-Greenville, MS (ABC) 1st broadcast
Special :07/06/1959WENH TV channel 11 in Durham, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :01/24/1959WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting
Special :04/24/1959WICD TV channel 15 in Champaign, IL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :03/15/1959WILX TV channel 10 in Lansing, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :10/14/1959WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :03/30/1959WNED TV channel 17 in Buffalo, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :11/01/1959WOV-AM in NYC changes call letters to WADO
Special :09/14/1959WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :05/16/1959WTOM TV channel 4 in Cheboygan, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :07/01/1959WVTV TV channel 18 in Milwaukee, WI (IND) begins broadcasting
Special :02/01/1959WVUE TV channel 8 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :01/29/1959Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released
Special :09/05/1959Wash Senator Jim Lemon is 7th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
Special :05/01/1959West Germany ntroduces 5 day work week
Special :05/01/1959White Sox Early Wynn beats Red Sox 1-0 on his own HR
Special :07/01/1959World Refugee Year begins
Special :05/30/1959World's 1st hovercraft tested at Cowes England
Special :06/08/1959X-15 makes 1st unpowered flight, from a B-52 at 11,500 m
Special :05/20/1959Yanks sink to last place, 1st time since May 25, 1940

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