1959

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November 30, 2021

1959 was a simple year.

Events

January

January 3 - Alaska is admitted to the Union as the 49th US state. January 8 - General Charles de Gaulle becomes the first president of the Fifth French Republic.

February

February 16 - Guerrilla leader Fidel Castro becomes prime minister of Cuba after ousting dictator Fulgencio Batista on January 1, 1959.

March

March 1 - Archbishop Makarios III returns to Cyprus from exile in the Seychelles, where he was expelled by the British.

April

May

Jun

June 3 - Singapore is declared an autonomous state within the Commonwealth, in which the British retain the departments of defense and foreign affairs.

Jul

July 5 - Indonesian President Sukarno dissolves parliament, suspends the 1950 constitution and imposes a dictatorial regime. July 14 - The first nuclear-powered ship, the USS Long Beach in Queensley, Massachusetts, is launched. The ship reached a speed of 30 knots per hour and had two nuclear reactors. July 31 - A group of Basque students founds the separatist organization ETA.

August

August 21 - Hawaii is admitted to the Union as the 50th US state.

September

October

By Decision IV no. 736 of 18.12.1959. years. The Executive Council of the National Assembly of the People's Republic of Serbia establishes a company in the construction of the "Oil Refinery" with its headquarters in Pancevo

November

November 8 - The United Arab Emirates and Sudan sign an agreement to exploit the waters of the Nile. November 20 - The United Nations General Assembly adopts the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which proclaims equal rights for all children, regardless of race, religion, origin or gender.

December

December 14 - Archbishop Makarios III becomes the first president of Cyprus.

Births

January

January 10 - Maurizio Sari, Italian football coach January 13 - Merima Isakovic, Yugoslav actress January 16 - Shade, English-Nigerian musician and actress January 22 - Linda Blair, American actress

February

February 7 - Predrag Antonijevic, Serbian director February 8 - Mauricio Macri, Argentine politician February 15 - Alistair Campbell, English musician, best known as a longtime singer and frontman of UB40 February 16 - John McEnroe, American tennis player February 16 - Suzana Petričević, sr

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