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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1959?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1959 Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit)
  • 02 Feb 1959 Vince Lombardi signs a five-year contract to coach the Green Bay Packers.
  • 03 Feb 1959 American Airlines' Electra crashes in New York's East River, killing 65.
  • 04 Feb 1959 Israel begins exporting copper ore.
  • 05 Feb 1959 Redhead opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 455 performances
  • 06 Feb 1959 1st successful test-fire of Titan ICBM
  • 07 Feb 1959 Whoop-Up closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 09 Feb 1959 The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
  • 10 Feb 1959 Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes Lonely, but not alone
  • 11 Feb 1959 The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
  • 12 Feb 1959 The US Mint releases the 1959 Lincoln Memorial cent to circulation.
  • 13 Feb 1959 Barbie doll goes on sale
  • 14 Feb 1959 US$3.6 million heroin seizure in New York City, New York.
  • 15 Feb 1959 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Golf Tournament.
  • 17 Feb 1959 First weather satellite launched, Vanguard 2, 9.8kg.
  • 19 Feb 1959 Britain, Turkey and Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence.
  • 20 Feb 1959 The Canadian Government cancels the CF-105 Arrow project.
  • 22 Feb 1959 Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
  • 23 Feb 1959 KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 27 Feb 1959 Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
  • 28 Feb 1959 Goldilocks closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances

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Movies

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Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Country: United States of America

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Country: United States of America

Wheels of Destiny

Wheels of Destiny

Directed by: Alan James

Starring: Ken Maynard, Dorothy Dix, Philo McCullough, Frank Rice

Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Country: United States of America

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Country: United States of America

Books

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The New Testament In Modern English by J.B. Phillips

The New Testament In Modern English

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Written in 1958, The New Testament in Modern English is one of the most dynamic and lively translations to ever appear in print. Phillips' rendering of Holy Scripture into contemporary English is accessible and powerful to a modern audience.

The American High School Today by James B. Conant

The American High School Today

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American High School Today (Carnegie Series in American Education)

Main Street, U.S.S.R. by Irving R. Levine

Main Street, U.S.S.R.

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What We Must Know About Communism by Harry and Bonaro Overstreet

What We Must Know About Communism

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart

Nine Coaches Waiting

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A governess in a French château encounters an apparent plot against her young charge's life in this unforgettably haunting and beautifully written suspense novel.