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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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Suddenly, Last Summer

Suddenly, Last Summer

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

Country: United States of America

On the Beach

On the Beach

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Country: United States of America

Our Man in Havana

Our Man in Havana

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives, Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States of America

The Cow and I

The Cow and I

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Henri Verneuil

Starring: Fernandel, Pierre-Louis, Ellen Schwiers, Ingeborg Schöner

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1959?
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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, …

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Advise And Consent

The Secret World Of Kids by Art Linkletter

The Secret World Of Kids

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Art Linkletter, the adopted kid from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, who rose to the top rung of the entertainment ladder, gives his own secret formula for family fun and family unity.

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 War Lover by John Hersey

The War Lover

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THE WAR LOVER is about Buzz Morrow, a pilot who glorifies war and his military duties. Hersey makes the point that wars exist precisely because there are men like Buzz who revel in them.