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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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General Della Rovere

General Della Rovere

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli

The Crimson Kimono

The Crimson Kimono

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta, Anna Lee

Les liaisons dangereuses

Les liaisons dangereuses

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Roger Vadim

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Philipe, Annette Stroyberg, Madeleine Lambert

But Not for Me

But Not for Me

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer, Lee J. Cobb

They Came to Cordura

They Came to Cordura

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, Tab Hunter

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Status Seekers by Vance Packard

The Status Seekers

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"An explosive exploration of class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, your community, and your future."

Belle Out Of Order by Belle Livingstone

Belle Out Of Order

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Autobiography of Isabel Graham, who adopted the name, Belle Livingstone, when she became a chorus girl. She was an international favorite during the Edwardian era, and later she operated a famous

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Advise And Consent

Lady Chatterly'S Lover by D.H. Lawrence

Lady Chatterly'S Lover

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Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H.Lawrence Easton Press Special Edition 1975 This is a mint condition never read and a must have for your classic collection.Bound

The Light Infantry Ball by Hamilton Basso

The Light Infantry Ball

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The Light Infantry Ball, 1959 1st Edition, by Hamilton Basso. Hardcover with dust jacket, 476 pages, published by Doubleday & Company.