The year 1959 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 1959 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1959 in World ⚡

Event__DateIncident/Event
28 MayThe US successfully sent two monkeys into space.
29 MayCharles de Gaulle became the President of France. He founded the Fifth Republic and was elected President of France, resigned from that post in 1969. He was one of the influential people in France during the Cold War era.
06 JulyVellore Hospital successfully underwent open heart surgery for the first time.
28 JulyPostal codes began to be used in Great Britain.
12 SeptemberThe rocket 'Luna-2' of the then Soviet Union reached the moon.
14 SeptemberThe then Soviet Union spacecraft Luna-2 became the first aircraft to land on the moon.
26 SeptemberThe most powerful storm in Japan's history, Ve 'Vera', killed 4580 people and left 1.6 million people homeless.
07 OctoberThe hidden part of the moon was photographed by the Soviet Union spacecraft Lunar-3.
27 OctoberThe cyclonic storm in western Mexico killed at least 2000 people.
07 AugustExplorer 6 first broadcast a picture of Earth from space.
01 DecemberThe first color photo of Earth taken from outer space.
13 DecemberArch Vish Vakarios was elected the first President of Cyprus.
03 JanuaryAlaska was declared the 49th state of the United States.
27 JanuaryThe foundation stone of the first College of Engineering and Technology was laid in New Delhi.
07 FebruaryFidel Castro announced the new constitution of Cuba.
10 FebruaryThe storm in St. Louis, US, killed 19 and injured 265.
14 FebruaryThe reign of the famous revolutionary Feudel Castro began over Cuba.
16 FebruaryFidel Castro, the revolutionary leader in Cuba, became the youngest Prime Minister in Cuban history at 32 years.
19 FebruaryThere was an agreement between Greece, Turkey and Britain about the independence of Cyprus.
07 MarchUS pilot Melvin C. Garlov became the first pilot to cover a million miles with jets.
28 MarchChina disbanded the government of Tibet and instigated the Panchen Lama.
21 JanuaryEuropean Court of Human Rights was established.
20 FebruaryCanada cancels the Aviro Arrow program.
23 MarchNine coal miners were killed in an explosion in the town of Bramstone, Tennessee.
06 AprilThe 31st Academy Awards ceremony was held.
24 MayBritish Empire Day was named Commonwealth Day.
09 JuneUSS George Washington dispatched first submarine to carry ballistic missiles.
15 JulyThere was a strike against the steel industry of the United States.
08 August20,000 people died in a Taiwan flood.
25 SeptemberThe Prime Minister of Ceylon SWRD Bandaranaike was assassinated.
16 OctoberThe Boston Patriots AFL American Football Club was established.
21 NovemberPhoenix Art Museum was established.
12 DecemberThe United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Uncomputed Outer Space was established.
01 JanuaryCuban President Fulgencio Batista fled to the Dominican Republic as forces under Fidel Castro took control of Havana, marking the end of the Cuban Revolution.
03 JanuaryAlaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
30 JanuaryOn the return leg of her maiden voyage, the 'unsinkable' Danish ocean liner Hans Hedtoft struck an iceberg and sank with all hands lost.
03 FebruaryAmerican rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson were killed when their plane crashed shortly after taking off from Mason City Municipal Airport inIowa.
09 FebruaryThe Soviet R-7 Semyorka, the world's first intercontinental ballistic missile, became fully operational.
17 FebruaryVanguard 2, the first weather satellite, was launched to measure cloud cover distribution.
20 FebruaryThe Canadian government under Prime Minister John Diefenbaker Cancelled then Avro CF-105 Arrow interceptor aircraft program amid much political debate.
09 MarchBarbie, the world's best-selling doll, debuted at the AmericanInternational Toy Fair in New York City.
10 MarchAn anti-Chinese uprising erupted in Lhasa, the capital ofTibet, as about 300,000 Tibetans surrounded the Potala Palace to preventthe 14th Dalai Lama from leaving or being removed by the ChinesePeople's Liberation Army.
09 AprilNASA announced the selection of the first astronaut Mercury Consumption (Picture) in Project Markuri.
10 AprilCrown Prince Akihito, future emperor of Japan, WeddedMichiko, are the first common to marry in Japanese Imperial Family.
04 MayThe first annual Grammy Awards were held on May 4, 1959 to honor the prestigious music celebrities for his performance in Los Angeles and New York in 1958.
04 MayThe inaugural Grammy Awards ceremony was held, recognizing the achievement in the American music industry.
30 MayThe Auckland Harbor Bridge, which joined St. Mary's Bay at Aucklandwith Northcot in former North Shor city of New Zealand, opened.
26 JuneIngamar Johansson became the only Swedish world champion Inhiviweight Boxing at Yankstadium, defeating American Floid Patterson.
15 JulyClosing almost every steel mill in the country, five hundred thousand American steel workers went on strike.
24 JulySoviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and US Vice President Richardson Nixon made a serious debate on the inauguration of the American exhibition at Soconiki Park in Moscow.
07 AugustExplorer 6 was sent to class to catch the Earth's first satellite photographs by the unmanned American spacecraft. Later in September, NASA released photographs to the World Press. It was Mexico that captured 6, as it went to the west on Earth at a speed of 20,000 mph.
17 AugustThe Blue of Kind by Miles Davis was one of the best -selling jazz recording by the best -selling and most critics.
21 AugustHawaii became the 50th state in the United States.
30 AugustThe title of Indonesia's national hero was first awarded to writer-cum-politics Abdul Muis.
31 AugustSouth Vietnamese President Ngô? Nh di? A parcel bomb sent by M's younger brother and thief advisor, NGô NNH NHU failed to kill Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
04 SeptemberThe US Congress has passed the 'Labor Reform Act'. The law went to investigate the power of the country's largest and most influential labor unions.
14 SeptemberThe first man -made object is Luna 2 Moon crashed land, which is calling the space race between the United States and the two superpowers of the Soviet Union, with the first man -made object to reach the moon.
16 SeptemberHaloid Zerox started the Xerox 914, the first physician, which was invented by American physicist Cheris Carlson.
26 SeptemberJapan was killed by Typhoon Vera, which was the strongest and fatal record of landslides on the country with a compensation of $ 600 million on the US and over 4,000 deaths.
21 OctoberSolomon R. The Guggenheim Museum, designed by the American city of Frank Lloyd Wright, opened in the city of New York.
26 OctoberIn the first, photographs of the distant edge of the moon are caught on Earth using a Soviet satellite that is sending radio signals back to Earth.
02 NovemberThe first section of the M1 motorway, its first type in Britain, is opened between two motorway spurs (M10 Motorway from Saint Albans) and (M45 Motorway Cybantry) between Watford and Cric / Rugby.
15 NovemberA family was killed by two people in Holkam in Kansas, USA; The events served the theme of Truman Cupot's non-clarified novel in these cold blood as the right crime style.
16 NovemberThe music of Rongars and Hamrstin, The Sound of Music, The Story of the Trap Family Singers, was widely opened in the Lant-Fontan Theater.
01 DecemberA treaty has been signed by assemblies of 12 countries including the United States. According to the treaty, Antarctica is accepted as a scientific reserve that will be free from any type of military activity.
01 DecemberTwelve countries signed the Antarctic Treaty, the first arms-conduct agreement established during the Cold War, to ban military activity in the Antarctic and establish the continent as a scientific protection.
03 DecemberThe present flag of Singapore was adopted, six months later Singingapur became self-governance within the British Empire.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1959 in India ⚡

Event__DateIncident/Event
15 SeptemberIndia's national broadcasting service Doordarshan started in Delhi for the first time.
29 SeptemberIndia's Aarti Shah swam to become the first Asian woman to cross the English Channel.
06 FebruaryAnna Chandy became the first woman judge to be appointed to the High Court in India.
17 MarchThe Buddhist teacher Dalai Lama arrived in India from Tibet.
31 MarchThe Tibetan religious leader Dalai Lama reached the border of India after a 15-day trek from Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. India gave him political asylum.

Famous People's Birthdays in 1959 😀

BirthName/Category/Country
17 JulyNagaraja Rao Havaldar / Singer / India
02 DecemberBoman Irani / Actor / India
02 JanuaryKirti Azad / Politician / India
02 MayUma Bharti / Politician / India
03 OctoberSubir Gokarn / Economist / India
03 MayUma Bharti / Politician / India
05 MarchShivraj Singh Chauhan / Politician / India
06 JanuaryKapil Dev / Cricketer / India
06 JanuaryKapil Dev / Player / India
06 NovemberPuneet Issar / Actor / India
06 AugustRajendra Singh / Environmentalist / India
15 AugustMalini Parthasarathy / Director / India
15 JulyRamesh Pokhriyal Nishank / Politician / India
16 DecemberH. D. Kumaraswamy / Politician / India
17 JulyNagraj Rao Havaldar / Singer / India
17 JulyZarina Wahab / Actress / India
21 DecemberKrishnamachari Srikkanth / Cricketer / India
22 MayMahbuba Mufti / Politician / India
22 MayMehbooba Mufti / Politician / India
25 DecemberRamdas Athawale / Politician / India
29 JulySanjay Dutt / Actor / India

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