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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
- February 8, 1959 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.
- March 10, 1959 – Tibetan uprising: Fearing an abduction attempt by China, 300,000 Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama’s palace to prevent his removal.
- April 1, 1959 – Iakovos is enthroned as Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America.
- June 14, 1959 – A group of Dominican exiles depart from Cuba and land in the Dominican Republic with the intent of overthrowing the totalitarian government of Rafael Trujillo. All but four are killed or executed.
- July 21, 1959 – NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” initiative.
- September 25, 1959 – Solomon Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is mortally wounded by a Buddhist monk, Talduwe Somarama, and dies the next day.
- November 19, 1959 – The Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel.
- November 23, 1959 – French President Charles de Gaulle declares in a speech in Strasbourg his vision for “Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals”.
- December 3, 1959 – The current flag of Singapore is adopted, six months after Singapore became self-governing within the British Empire.
- December 29, 1959 – The Lisbon Metro begins operation.
Who Were Born On 1959?
- January 29, 1959 – Mike Foligno, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- February 7, 1959 – Mick McCarthy, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
- February 18, 1959 – Jayne Atkinson, English actress
- April 21, 1959 – Robert Smith, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Glove)
- June 3, 1959 – Imbi Paju, Estonian-Finnish journalist and author
- July 29, 1959 – John Sykes, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers of Pan Tang, and Blue Murder)
- August 7, 1959 – Koenraad Elst, Belgian orientalist and author
- August 11, 1959 – László Szlávics, Jr., Hungarian sculptor
- September 22, 1959 – Saul Perlmutter, American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate
- October 3, 1959 – Fred Couples, American golfer