1959

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1959 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1959
MCMLIX
Ab urbe condita 2712
Armenian calendar 1408
ԹՎ ՌՆԸ
Assyrian calendar 6709
Bahá'í calendar 115–116
Balinese saka calendar 1880–1881
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 1880–1881
 - Kali Yuga 5059–5060
Holocene calendar 11959
Igbo calendar 959–960
Iranian calendar 1337–1338
Islamic calendar 1378–1379
Japanese calendar Shōwa 34
(昭和34年)
Javanese calendar 1890–1891
Juche calendar 48
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4292
Minguo calendar ROC 48
民國48年
Nanakshahi calendar 491
Thai solar calendar 2502
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[edit]

January[edit]

January 3: American statehood for Alaska
January 25: Boeing 707 begins service

February[edit]

February 17: Technical drawing of Vanguard 2

March[edit]

Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, traditional residence of the Dalai Lama until March 1959. (2006 photo)
March 2: Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.
March 8: The Marx Brothers retire
March 17: USS Skate surfaces at the North Pole.

April[edit]

May[edit]

May 28: Miss Baker awaits launch.

June[edit]

July[edit]

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

August[edit]

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

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December[edit]

December 1: Twelve nations sign the Antarctic Treaty.

Date unknown[edit]

Illustration of two Caspian tigers.

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Date unknown[edit]

  • Jacki Randall, American artist
  • Tarek Al-Arabi Tourgane, Syrian singer-songwriter

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Unknown[edit]

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. ^ "Records set by the RAF". Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Iraq revolt Is Stil Reported Raging". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, FL. July 21, 1959. p. A1. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Les BD oubliées D'Astérix". BDoubliées (in French). Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  7. ^ 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. PMID 9468138. doi:10.1038/35400.