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 8, 1959 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology.
- July 15, 1959 – The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
- July 21, 1959 – Elijah Jerry “Pumpsie” Green becomes the first African-American to play for the Boston Red Sox, the last team to integrate. He came in as a pinch runner for Vic Wertz and stayed in as shortstop in a 2–1 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
- July 25, 1959 – Lloyd J. Old introduced BCG, a tuberculosis vaccine, into experimental cancer research as a way to stimulate non-specific resistance to tumor growth. BCG was FDA-approved in 1991 and is now widely used as a first line treatment for superficial bladder cancer.
- August 17, 1959 – Quake Lake is formed by the magnitude 7.5 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake near Hebgen Lake in Montana.
- August 21, 1959 – United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii’s admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day
- September 16, 1959 – The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
- September 18, 1959 – Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth orbit.
- November 23, 1959 – French President Charles de Gaulle declares in a speech in Strasbourg his vision for “Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals”.
Who Were Born On 1959?
- January 5, 1959 – Clancy Brown, American actor and singer
- January 15, 1959 – Pete Trewavas, English bass player (Kino, Marillion, Transatlantic, and Edison’s Children)
- March 6, 1959 – Tom Arnold, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- May 29, 1959 – Rupert Everett, English actor, singer, and producer
- September 2, 1959 – Drungo Hazewood, American baseball player (d. 2013)
- September 18, 1959 – Mark Romanek, American director and screenwriter
- September 30, 1959 – Ettore Messina, Italian basketball player and coach
- October 21, 1959 – Rose McDowall, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Strawberry Switchblade, Spell, and Current 93)
- October 24, 1959 – Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist and songwriter (The Birthday Party and These Immortal Souls) (d. 2009)
- November 25, 1959 – Charles Kennedy, Scottish journalist and politician (d. 2015)