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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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North by Northwest

North by Northwest

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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

Country: United States of America

Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

Country: United States of America

The Nun's Story

The Nun's Story

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft

Country: United States of America

Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

Country: United States of America

Last Train from Gun Hill

Last Train from Gun Hill

Release year: 1959

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1959?
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Lady Chatterly'S Lover by D.H. Lawrence

Lady Chatterly'S Lover

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Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H.Lawrence Easton Press Special Edition 1975 This is a mint condition never read and a must have for your classic collection.Bound

The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

The Ugly American

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The multi-million-copy bestseller that coined the phrase for tragic American blunders abroad. In the episode that lends the book its title, the "ugly American" is Homer Atkins, a plain and plain-spoken man, who has been sent by the U.S.

The Devil In Bucks County by Edmund Schiddel

The Devil In Bucks County

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Front cover,The Devil In Bucks County, Simon and Schuster, New York , 1959

Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

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Mine Enemy Grows Older