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 7, 1959 – The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
- February 8, 1959 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.
- February 20, 1959 – The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
- August 7, 1959 – The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the “sheaves of wheat” design, and was minted until 2008.
- August 11, 1959 – Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opens.
- August 17, 1959 – Quake Lake is formed by the magnitude 7.5 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake near Hebgen Lake in Montana.
- November 2, 1959 – Quiz show scandals: Twenty One game show contestant Charles Van Doren admits to a Congressional committee that he had been given questions and answers in advance.
- 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 20, 1959 – Unknown attackers murder the Walker family in Osprey, Florida.
- December 29, 1959 – Physicist Richard Feynman gives a speech entitled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”, which is regarded as the birth of nanotechnology.
Who Were Born On 1959?
- January 9, 1959 – Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan activist and politician; Nobel Prize laureate
- April 24, 1959 – Dave Ridgway, English-Canadian football player
- May 22, 1959 – David Blatt, American-Israeli basketball player and coach
- June 2, 1959 – Lydia Lunch, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8-Eyed Spy, Harry Crews, and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult)
- August 29, 1959 – Ramón Díaz, Argentinian footballer and manager
- August 30, 1959 – Mark “Jacko” Jackson, Australian footballer, actor, and singer
- September 21, 1959 – Dave Coulier, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- September 23, 1959 – Karen Pierce, English diplomat
- October 23, 1959 – Sam Raimi, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- November 22, 1959 – Eddie Frierson, American actor