1959

1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1959th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 959th year of the 2nd millennium, the 59th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1950s decade.

Events

January

January 3: American statehood for Alaska
January 25: Boeing 707 begins service

February

February 17: Technical drawing of Vanguard 2

March

Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, traditional residence of the Dalai Lama until March 1959. (2006 photo)
March 2: Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.

April

May

May 28: Miss Baker awaits launch.

June

July

July 24: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and USA Vice President Richard Nixon engage in the Kitchen Debate

August

August 7: Launch of Explorer 6
August 26: Interior of the Mini

September

October

November

November 1959: The MOSFET (MOS transistor) is invented by Mohamed Atalla and Dawon Kahng at Bell Labs. It is central to the Digital Revolution, and the most widely manufactured device in history.

December

Date unknown

Births

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December

Date unknown

Deaths

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April

Edit Edward Henry Abbot-Anderson (14 April 1864, Sandhurst, Berkshire – 22 August 1959, Camberley, Surrey), known professionally as Allan Aynesworth, was an English actor and producer.

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December

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Nobel Prizes

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