March 1959 calendar

March 1959

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1959?


  • 01 Mar 1959 Archbishop Makarios returns to Cyprus after three years.
  • 03 Mar 1959 1st US probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, launched
  • 05 Mar 1959 Iran and US sign economic and military treaty.
  • 06 Mar 1959 11st Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr
  • 07 Mar 1959 Bells Are Ringing closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 performances
  • 08 Mar 1959 KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 09 Mar 1959 Juno opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 10 Mar 1959 Uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa Tibet
  • 11 Mar 1959 Raisin in the Sun, 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens
  • 12 Mar 1959 US House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood.
  • 15 Mar 1959 WILX TV channel 10 in Lansing, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Mar 1959 Iraq and the USSR sign economic / technical treaty
  • 17 Mar 1959 Australia and the USSR restore diplomatic relations
  • 19 Mar 1959 1st Impressions opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 21 Mar 1959 Juno closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 22 Mar 1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament.
  • 24 Mar 1959 Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact.
  • 25 Mar 1959 Bill White traded to Saint Louis Cardinals for pitchers Sam Jones and Don Choate.
  • 26 Mar 1959 Test debut for Mushtaq Mohammad versus West Indies age 15 years 124 days.
  • 28 Mar 1959 The State Council of the People's Republic of China dissolves the Government of Tibet.
  • 29 Mar 1959 Some Like it Hot with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon premieres
  • 30 Mar 1959 WNED TV channel 17 in Buffalo, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 31 Mar 1959 Dalai Lama fled China and was granted political asylum in India
  • 18 Mar 1959 The Hawaii Admission Act is signed into law.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in March 1959?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Stagger Lee
  2. - Venus
  3. - Donna
  4. - Charlie Brown
  5. - 16 Candles

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - As I Love You
  2. - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  3. - One Night / I Got Stung
  4. - Side Saddle
  5. - Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1959?

Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter

Kids Say The Darndest Things!


This famous collection of wisdom and witticisms for children has been printed almost 50 years ago. A facsimile edition is available to entertain a new generation.

Nautilus 90 North by William R. Anderson

Nautilus 90 North


The first transpolar submarine journey from the Pacific Ocean into the Atlantic was commanded by the commander of the Nautilus. He relates the tension and excitement of the journey to the North Pole.

The Poorhouse Fair by John Updike

The Poorhouse Fair


John Updike's first novel was published in 1996 at the age of 26. The protagonist is John Hook, a ninety-four year-old man who refuses to be controlled but is still able to live his life.

The Proud Possessors by Aline B. Saarinen

The Proud Possessors


The Proud Owners: The lives and times of some adventurous [Hardcover] Jan 01, 1958 SAARINEN.Aline B. ...

Pioneer, Go Home! by Richard Powell

Pioneer, Go Home!


This 50th anniversary edition of Richard Powell's 1959 New York Times bestseller includes a new preface written by the author.