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.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

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Odds Against Tomorrow

Odds Against Tomorrow

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

Le chemin des écoliers

Le chemin des écoliers

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Michel Boisrond

Starring: Françoise Arnoul, Bourvil, Lino Ventura, Alain Delon


Which were the most popular books released in September 1959?
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The Years With Ross by James Thurber

The Years With Ross


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,

The Tents Of Wickedness by Peter De Vries

The Tents Of Wickedness


London published Fiction

My Brother Was An Only Child by Jack Douglas

My Brother Was An Only Child


Book by Douglas, Jack

The Lotus Eaters by Gerald Green

The Lotus Eaters


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Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden

Only In America


Book by Golden, Harry Lewis