The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2026. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 1959
- January 22, 1959 – Knox Mine disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed.
- February 6, 1959 – Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.
- February 8, 1959 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.
- June 3, 1959 – Singapore is declared a self-governing state even though it is still a part of the British Empire.
- June 8, 1959 – The USS Barbero and United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.
- July 15, 1959 – The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
- October 12, 1959 – At the national congress of APRA in Peru a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party. They will later form APRA Rebelde.
- November 15, 1959 – The murders of the Clutter Family in Holcomb, Kansas, which inspired Truman Capote’s non-fiction book In Cold Blood.
- November 21, 1959 – American disc jockey Alan Freed, who had popularized the term “rock and roll” and music of that style, is fired from WABC-AM radio for refusing to deny allegations that he had participated in the payola scandal.
- December 13, 1959 – Archbishop Makarios III becomes the first President of Cyprus.
Who Were Born On 1959?
- March 15, 1959 – Ben Okri, Nigerian poet and author
- March 20, 1959 – Mary Roach, American author
- May 1, 1959 – Lawrence Seeff, South African cricketer and basket weaver
- May 18, 1959 – Jay Wells, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- May 28, 1959 – John Morgan, English etiquette expert and author (d. 2000)
- June 22, 1959 – Michael Kinane, Irish jockey
- August 23, 1959 – Edwyn Collins, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Orange Juice)
- September 30, 1959 – Ettore Messina, Italian basketball player and coach
- November 21, 1959 – Sergei Ratnikov, Estonian footballer and manager
- December 12, 1959 – Jasper Conran, English fashion designer