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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1959?


Events

  • 01 Jun 1959 2-time champ Monterrey Mexico barred from 1959 Little League competition for using players outside predetermined geographical area
  • 02 Jun 1959 Allen Ginsberg writes his poem Lysergic Acid, San Francisco
  • 03 Jun 1959 1st class graduates from Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 05 Jun 1959 Bob Dylan graduates Hibbing HS in Minnesota
  • 07 Jun 1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • 08 Jun 1959 First official "missile mail" lands (Jacksonville, Florida, USA).
  • 09 Jun 1959 The USS George Washington is launched. It is the first submarine to carry ballistic missiles.
  • 10 Jun 1959 Rocky Colovito hits four home runs in one game.
  • 11 Jun 1959 US Postmaster General bans D.H. Lawrence's book Lady Chatterley's Lover.
  • 12 Jun 1959 San Francisco Giants' Mike McCormick no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 3-0 in five-inning game.
  • 13 Jun 1959 Sammy Kaye Show, last airs on ABC-TV
  • 14 Jun 1959 The Matterhorn Mountain with its Matterhorn Bobsleds ride opens in Fantasyland at Disneyland in California. It is the first thrill ride at Disneyland, and the first ride to use cylindrical rails and urethane wheels. The mountain is 147 feet high, 1/100th the height of the real Matterhorn mountain, and uses 2175 steel girders. Final cost of the attraction is US$1.5 million.
  • 17 Jun 1959 Eamon de Valera elected President of Ireland
  • 18 Jun 1959 First telecast transmitted from England to US.
  • 19 Jun 1959 US Senate rejects President Dwight Eisenhower's appointment of Lewis Strauss for Secretary of Commerce.
  • 20 Jun 1959 A rare June hurricane struck Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.
  • 22 Jun 1959 Along Came Jones by Coasters peaks at #9
  • 23 Jun 1959 A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim (Norway) kills 34 people.
  • 26 Jun 1959 Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavywgt boxing title
  • 27 Jun 1959 West Side Story closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances
  • 28 Jun 1959 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
  • 29 Jun 1959 Pope John XXIII 1st encyclical On truth, unity, and peace, in charity
  • 30 Jun 1959 During a game in Wrigley Field, two balls are in play at same time.

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Movies

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Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Country: United States of America

Hamlet

Hamlet

Directed by: Grigori Kozintsev

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Country: United States of America

North by Northwest

North by Northwest

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Country: United States of America

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1959?
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Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden

Only In America

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Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

The Years With Ross by James Thurber

The Years With Ross

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At the helm of America's most influential literary magazine for more than half a century, Harold Ross introduced the country to a host of exciting talent, including Robert Benchley, Alexander Woolcott,

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, …

The Rape Of The Fair Country by Alexander Cordell

The Rape Of The Fair Country

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The Rape of the Fair Country by Alexander Cordell (1959 Doubleday Hardcover)

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."