1959

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This article is about the year 1959. For other uses, see 1959 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1920s  1930s  1940s  – 1950s –  1960s  1970s  1980s
Years: 1956 1957 195819591960 1961 1962
1959 by topic:
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1959 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1959
MCMLIX
Ab urbe condita 2712
Armenian calendar 1408
ԹՎ ՌՆԸ
Assyrian calendar 6709
Bahá'í calendar 115–116
Bengali calendar 1366
Berber calendar 2909
British Regnal year Eliz. 2 – 8 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2503
Burmese calendar 1321
Byzantine calendar 7467–7468
Chinese calendar 戊戌(Earth Dog)
4655 or 4595
    — to —
己亥年 (Earth Pig)
4656 or 4596
Coptic calendar 1675–1676
Discordian calendar 3125
Ethiopian calendar 1951–1952
Hebrew calendar 5719–5720
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2015–2016
 - Shaka Samvat 1881–1882
 - Kali Yuga 5060–5061
Holocene calendar 11959
Igbo calendar 959–960
Iranian calendar 1337–1338
Islamic calendar 1378–1379
Japanese calendar Shōwa 34
(昭和34年)
Juche calendar 48
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4292
Minguo calendar ROC 48
民國48年
Thai solar calendar 2502

1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter D), 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.

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January[edit]

Main article: January 1959
January 3 Alaska

February[edit]

Main article: February 1959
February 3: Crash kills musicians and pilot.

March[edit]

Main article: March 1959

April[edit]

Main article: April 1959

May[edit]

Main article: May 1959

June[edit]

Main article: June 1959

July[edit]

Main article: July 1959

August[edit]

Main article: August 1959

September[edit]

Main article: September 1959

October[edit]

Main article: October 1959

November[edit]

Main article: November 1959

December[edit]

Main article: December 1959

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Nobel Prizes[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fantasia had also used a multi-speaker stereophonic sound system, but it was primitive compared to the one used in Sleeping Beauty.
  2. ^ "Three Rescue Vessels Reach Ship-Iceberg Collision Scene". Tribune (Oakland). 1959-01-31. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "21 Die as Jet Hits School On Okinawa", Oakland Tribune, June 30, 1959, p1
  4. ^ "Iraq revolt Is Stil Reported Raging". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL). July 21, 1959. p. A1. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Les BD oubliées D'Astérix". BDoubliées (in French). Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  6. ^ Zhu, T.; Zhu, Tuofu; Korber, Bette T.; Nahmias, Andre J.; Hooper, Edward; Sharp, Paul M. (1998). "An African HIV-1 sequence from 1959 and implications for the origin of the epidemic". Nature 391 (6667): 594–597. doi:10.1038/35400. PMID 9468138.