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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1959.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1959: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1959?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1959 Iakovos is enthroned as Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America.
  • 05 Apr 1959 23rd Golf Masters Championship: Art Wall Jr wins, shooting a 284.
  • 06 Apr 1959 31st Academy Awards: Gigi, Susan Hayward, and David Niven win.
  • 07 Apr 1959 Oklahoma ends alcohol prohibition, after 51 years.
  • 08 Apr 1959 A team of computer manufacturers, users, and university people led by Grace Hopper meets to discuss the creation of a new programming language that would be called COBOL.
  • 09 Apr 1959 Bill Sharman hits an NBA record 56 consecutive foul shots.
  • 10 Apr 1959 Japanese Prince Akihito marries Shōda Michiko.
  • 11 Apr 1959 Jamaica closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 558 performances
  • 12 Apr 1959 France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria
  • 13 Apr 1959 Vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed).
  • 14 Apr 1959 KDIN TV channel 11 in Des Moines, IA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 15 Apr 1959 Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour.
  • 16 Apr 1959 Party with Comden & Green opens at John Golden NYC for 44 performances
  • 19 Apr 1959 Uprising in La Paz, Bolivia, fails.
  • 20 Apr 1959 63rd Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:22:42.
  • 21 Apr 1959 1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod
  • 22 Apr 1959 Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City Athletics 20-6, in one inning Sox score 11 runs on one hit, ten walks, and three errors.
  • 23 Apr 1959 Destry Rides Again opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 performances
  • 24 Apr 1959 Netherlands Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier)
  • 25 Apr 1959 St. Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping
  • 26 Apr 1959 Cuba invades Panam�.
  • 27 Apr 1959 Today show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)
  • 28 Apr 1959 KLOE TV channel 10 in Goodland, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Sherlock Jr.

Sherlock Jr.

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Country: United States of America

The World of Apu

The World of Apu

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Country: United States of America

My Night at Maud's

My Night at Maud's

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault, Antoine Vitez

Country: United States of America

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Country: United States of America

Manhattan

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1959?
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The Watch That Ends The Night by Hugh MacLennan

The Watch That Ends The Night

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George and Catherine Stewart share not only the burden of Catherine's heart disease, which could cause her death at any time, but the memory of Jerome Martell, her first husband and

The First Easter by Peter Marshall

The First Easter

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Peter Marshall's sermons proved him to be not only a devout man of God but also a stimulating, sparkling storyteller. In this beloved book, Catherine Marshall skillfully weaves a magnificent dramatic

From The Terrace by John O'Hara

From The Terrace

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Chronicles the events of Alfred Eaton's life against his successful career in MacHardie and Company and the Department of the Navy

Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone

Twixt Twelve And Twenty

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The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson

The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot

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Meg Eliot is the wife of a successful barrister and with that comes a lovely home in Westminster, cocktail parties and a round of charity committees.