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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1959: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1959?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1959 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Sacerdotii nostri primordia
  • 02 Aug 1959 41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis Golf Club
  • 03 Aug 1959 27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA
  • 04 Aug 1959 Billy Barnes Revue opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • 05 Aug 1959 42.4 cm rainfall in Decatur Co, Iowa (state record)
  • 07 Aug 1959 Explorer 6 transmits first TV photo of Earth from space.
  • 08 Aug 1959 A flood in Taiwan kills 2,000.
  • 12 Aug 1959 Progressive Party under John Steytler forms in South Africa
  • 13 Aug 1959 Military satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)
  • 14 Aug 1959 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000)
  • 15 Aug 1959 Cyprus gains independence.
  • 16 Aug 1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open
  • 17 Aug 1959 7.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park
  • 19 Aug 1959 Doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • 20 Aug 1959 Belgium shortens conscription to 12 months
  • 21 Aug 1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii's admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day
  • 22 Aug 1959 Cin Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs
  • 23 Aug 1959 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
  • 24 Aug 1959 England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India
  • 26 Aug 1959 The original Mini designed by Sir Alec Issigonis is launched.
  • 31 Aug 1959 48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)

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Movies

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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Country: United States of America

Fight Club

Fight Club

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Country: United States of America

American Beauty

American Beauty

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Country: United States of America

Amadeus

Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Country: United States of America

Downfall

Downfall

Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

The Elements Of Style

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You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition.

Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

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Mine Enemy Grows Older

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Advise And Consent

Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis

Folk Medicine

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In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

The Tents Of Wickedness by Peter De Vries

The Tents Of Wickedness

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London published Fiction