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Headlines From 1959 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1959 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1959 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1959 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1959 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1959 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1959 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1959 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1959 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1959 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1959 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
1st January 1959Cultivars of plants named after this date must be named in a modern language, not in Latin.
3rd January 1959Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
29th January 1959Walt Disney releases “Sleeping Beauty“.
3rd February 1959Buddy Holly, American rock singer (b. 1936) is killed in a plane crash.
16th February 1959Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba.
9th March 1959The Barbie doll, created by U.S. business woman Ruth Handler, debuts at the American International Toy Fair.
May 1959The first Ten Tors hike is held in Dartmoor.
May 1959Import tariffs are lifted in the United Kingdom.
24th May 1959British Empire Day is renamed Commonwealth Day.
25th July 1959The ‘SR-N1’ hovercraft crosses the English Channel in just over two hours. The flight occurs on the 50th anniversary of Louis Bleriot's first crossing of the Channel by the heavier-than-air craft.
21st August 1959Hawaii is admitted as the 50th U.S. state.
14th September 1959‘Luna 2’ becomes the first man-made object to crash on the Moon.
7th October 1959Luna 3’ , the U.S.S.R. probe, sends back the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon.
12th October 1959 A large-scale diamond robbery takes place in London.
14th October 1959Errol Flynn, Australian actor (b. 1909) dies from a large heart attack.
2nd November 1959The first section of the M1 motorway opens between the present junctions five and eighteen.
18th November 1959MGM's widescreen, multimillion dollar version of “Ben-Hur“ is released, becoming the studio's greatest hit up to that time. It is highly acclaimed by critics and eventually wins eleven Academy Awards - a record held until 1998, when 1997's “Titanic” becomes the first film to equal this tally.
1st December 1959Twelve countries - including the United States and the Soviet Union - sign the landmark Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on that continent. This is the first arms control agreement established during the Cold War.
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A Newspaper From 1959

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).