September 1959 calendar

September 1959

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1959?


  • 02 Sep 1959 US President Eisenhower arrives in Paris
  • 06 Sep 1959 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • 08 Sep 1959 The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is established.
  • 11 Sep 1959 Duke Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements
  • 12 Sep 1959 Luna 2 launched by USSR; 1st spacecraft to impact on Moon
  • 13 Sep 1959 73rd US Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Christine Truman (61 64)
  • 14 Sep 1959 WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 15 Sep 1959 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit.
  • 16 Sep 1959 President De Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination
  • 17 Sep 1959 59th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus
  • 18 Sep 1959 Vanguard 3 is launched into orbit to measure local phenomena related to Earth's atmosphere.
  • 19 Sep 1959 Nikita Krushchev is denied access to Disneyland during visit to USA due to security concerns.
  • 20 Sep 1959 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Links Golf Invitation Open
  • 21 Sep 1959 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US
  • 22 Sep 1959 Chicago White Sox clinch the American League pennant.
  • 23 Sep 1959 Iowa farmer and corn breeder Roswell Garst hosts Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev.
  • 25 Sep 1959 Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley (37) and David Brown (43) wed
  • 26 Sep 1959 Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
  • 27 Sep 1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
  • 28 Sep 1959 Hennesey, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 29 Sep 1959 Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 30 Sep 1959 Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev meets Mao Zedong in Beijing.
  • 16 Sep 1959 The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
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Music charts

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

  1. - The Three Bells
  2. - Sleep Walk
  3. - Sea Of Love
  4. - Mack The Knife
  5. - I'm Gonna Get Married

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Living Doll
  2. - Only Sixteen
  3. - Dream Lover
  4. - Battle Of New Orleans
  5. - Here Comes Summer


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1959?

I Was A Teen-Age Dwarf by Max Shulman

I Was A Teen-Age Dwarf


Dobie Gillis continues his amorous campus adventures. She observes, "I'm certainly not oversexed." I am not oversexed. Let's just say that I'm sexed.

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent


Advice and Consent

Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone

Twixt Twelve And Twenty


Vintage paperback

Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older


Mine Enemy Gets Older

John Paul Jones by Samuel Eliot Morison

John Paul Jones


"Reprint of 1959 Original. Author sailed the English and American waters where Captain Jones achieved his greatest successes in preparation for this Bio to be authentic.