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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1959?


Events

  • 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

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Movies

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The Matrix

The Matrix

Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

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

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Country: United States of America

The Cremator

The Cremator

Directed by: Juraj Herz

Starring: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová, Milos Vognic

Country: United States of America

Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 1959?
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The Poorhouse Fair by John Updike

The Poorhouse Fair

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The hero of John Updike’s first novel, published when the author was twenty-six, is ninety-four-year-old John Hook, a dying man who yet refuses to be dominated.

Wedemeyer Reports! by General Albert C. Wedemeyer

Wedemeyer Reports!

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As the chief planner for General Marshall, and co-author of the Victory Plan, General Wedemeyer had a truly significant hand in shaping and directing the Allied War effort against the Fascist powers.

Henderson The Rain King by Saul Bellow

Henderson The Rain King

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"It blazes as fiercly and scintillatingly as a forest fire. There is life here; a great rage to live more fully.

Pioneer, Go Home! by Richard Powell

Pioneer, Go Home!

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This 50th anniversary edition restores Richard Powell s uproarious 1959 New York Times bestselling novel and includes a new preface by the author.

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.