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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1959?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1959 25th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Cannon, LSU (HB).
  • 02 Dec 1959 Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus.
  • 03 Dec 1959 State of emergency on Cyprus ends.
  • 04 Dec 1959 A monkey returns to Earth safely, after being launched 55 miles high into outer space by the United States space program.
  • 05 Dec 1959 Intikhab Alam bowls Colin McDonald with first ball in Tests.
  • 07 Dec 1959 Saratoga opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 08 Dec 1959 Dom Mintoff demands independence for Malta.
  • 13 Dec 1959 Archbishop Makarios becomes the first President of Cyprus.
  • 14 Dec 1959 J B Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513 metres.
  • 15 Dec 1959 Everly Brothers record Let It Be Me
  • 16 Dec 1959 Snow falling in Lowarai Pass, West Pakistan, kills 48.
  • 17 Dec 1959 On The Beach, is 1st film to premiere on both sides of Iron Curtain
  • 18 Dec 1959 Sammy Baugh named first coach of New York Titans (AFL).
  • 20 Dec 1959 Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India versus Australia at Kanpur.
  • 21 Dec 1959 10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7)
  • 22 Dec 1959 Continental League awards its last franchise to Dallas-Fort Worth.
  • 25 Dec 1959 A synagogue in Cologne Germany desecrated with swatstikas
  • 27 Dec 1959 Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants 31-16 in NFL championship game
  • 29 Dec 1959 Physicist Richard Feynman gives a speech entitled ''There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom'', which is regarded as the birth of nanotechnology; the Lisbon Metro begins operation.
  • 30 Dec 1959 George Washington, 1st ballistic missile sub commissioned

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Movies

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3 Idiots

3 Idiots

Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani

Starring: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Country: United States of America

Swades

Swades

Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Country: United States of America

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Country: United States of America

Being There

Being There

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Country: United States of America

Books

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Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell

Dear And Glorious Physician

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The world-famous novel about the triumphant story of St. Luke. Man of science, and Gospel writer. Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, …

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

Groucho And Me by Groucho Marx

Groucho And Me

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With impeccable timing, outrageous humor, irreverent wit, and a superb sense of the ridiculous, Groucho tells the saga of the Marx Brothers: the poverty of their childhood in New York's Upper

The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan

The Longest Day

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The classic account of the Allied invasion of Normandy.The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history.

Poor No More by Robert Ruark

Poor No More

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Stated First Edition in Very Good condition. Former owner taped the inside flaps to the boards, so tape ghosts at the outsides of the boards and tape ghosts on the flys.