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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1959?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1959 Highway 91 in Nevada is officially renamed Las Vegas Boulevard.
  • 02 Jan 1959 USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
  • 03 Jan 1959 Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. State.
  • 04 Jan 1959 Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
  • 07 Jan 1959 The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
  • 08 Jan 1959 Charles De Gaulle is inaugurated as the first president of the French Fifth Republic.
  • 09 Jan 1959 Rawhide with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV
  • 11 Jan 1959 Hanif Mohammad completes 499 for Karachi, then 1st class world record
  • 12 Jan 1959 KOED TV channel 11 in Tulsa, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 13 Jan 1959 De Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 to Algerian death row convicts
  • 17 Jan 1959 Say, Darling closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances
  • 18 Jan 1959 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.
  • 20 Jan 1959 The first flight of the Vickers Vanguard.
  • 22 Jan 1959 US Air Force concludes less than 1 percent of UFOs are unknown objects.
  • 24 Jan 1959 Party with Comden & Green closes at John Golden NYC after 38 performances
  • 25 Jan 1959 First transcontinental commercial jet flight (American Airlines) (Los Angeles to New York for US$301).
  • 26 Jan 1959 KOKH TV channel 25 in Oklahoma City, OK (IND / PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 28 Jan 1959 Soviet Union wins 62-37 for first international basketball loss by US.
  • 29 Jan 1959 Buena Vista premieres Disney's animated feature film Sleeping Beauty at the Fox Wilshire Theater in Los Angeles, California. The film is based on Charles Perrault's version of the story of Sleeping Beauty.
  • 30 Jan 1959 Australia 1-200 first day fourth Test versus England, Adelaide Oval.
  • 31 Jan 1959 Joe Cronin signs seven-year pact to become head of American League.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Whiplash

Whiplash

Directed by: Damien Chazelle

Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

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

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States of America

Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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

Country: United States of America

Mary and Max

Mary and Max

Directed by: Adam Elliot

Starring: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1959?
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Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb

Abandon Ship!

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She was a ship of destiny. Sailing across the Pacific, the battle scarred heavy cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis had just delivered a secret cargo that would trigger the end of World War

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.

Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter

Kids Say The Darndest Things!

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Almost 50 years since its first printing, this famous collection of children's wisdom and witticisms is now back in print in a facsimile edition to entertain a whole new generation.

The Land God Gave To Cain by Hammond Innes

The Land God Gave To Cain

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Ian Ferguson alone held the key to the disaster that had overtaken a geological survey team more than two thousand miles away.

Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World Revisited

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When the novel Brave New World first appeared in 1932, its shocking analysis of a scientific dictatorship seemed a projection into the remote future.