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1959
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
John Surtees
Motor Bike Racer
1959
   winners of the FA Cup were   
Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest 2 Luton Town 1
1959
   winner of the Tour de France was   
Charly Bahamontes Charly
Spain
Sleeping Beauty
   was released in   
1959
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
   was released in   
1959
Starred Sean Connery.
1959
   Formula One Drivers' Championship winner was   
Jack Brabham
1959
   Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion was   
Maria Bueno
1959
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro)
Directed by Marcel Camus
1959
   winner of the US Open Women's Singles was   
Maria Bueno
1959
   winner of the Australian Open Women's Singles was   
Mary Carter Reitano
1959
   winner of the French Open Men's Singles was   
Nicola Pietrangeli
1959
   Tony Award winner for Best Musical was   
Redhead
1959
   World Series Champions were the   
Los Angeles Dodgers
6 games v. Chicago White Sox. MVP: Larry Sherry
Noggin the Nog
      
Was a Show by the BBC During the Years 1959 to 1965
1959
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Dwight D. Eisenhower
For the second time
1959
   was the year   
Fidel Castro Became Leader of Cuba
Survived an alleged 600+ assassination attempts and is nicknamed 'The Horse'.
1959
   the winner was   
Philip Noel-Baker
United Kingdom, 1889-1982; member of Parliament; lifelong ardent worker for international peace and cooperation
1959
   the winner was   
Mary Ann Mobley
Brandon, Mississippi
1959
   the winner was   
Salvatore Quasimodo
Italy, 1901-1968; "for his lyrical poetry, which with classical fire expresses the tragic experience of life in our times"
1959
   the winner was   
Ben-Hur
Directed by William Wyler for MGM
1959
   UEFA Champions League winners were   
Real Madrid
Spain
1959
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Surtees
MV- 500cc
1959
   Junior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Surtees
MV- 350 cc
Oberon
   was built on   
18th July 1959
Built at Chatham Dockyard Sold 1987
1959
   the winner was   
Christine Truman
Defeated Zsuzsa Körmöczy 6-4, 7-5
Nelson Fox
   is famous for   
Scrappy White Sox 2nd Baseman, MVP, 1959
Struck out only 216 times in 9232 at-bats
1959
   Melbourne Cup winner was   
Macdougal
Jockey - Pat Glennon, Trainer - Richard W. Roden, Owner - R. N. & N. H. B. Brown, Time - 3.23.00
1959
   was the year   
Frank Lloyd Wright Died
At 91, April 9. American architect.
Platoon (1986)
   features   
Vietnam War, 1959 - 1975
Casualties of War (1989)
   features   
Vietnam War, 1959 - 1975
The Deer Hunter (1978)
   features   
Vietnam War, 1959 - 1975
Apocalypse Now (1979)
   features   
Vietnam War, 1959 - 1975
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
   features   
Vietnam War, 1959 - 1975
Based on the novel 'The Short-Timers' by Gustav Hasford
Forrest Gump (1994)
   features   
Vietnam War, 1959 - 1975
Based on the book "Forrest Gump" by Winston Groom
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
   features   
Vietnam War, 1959 - 1975
We Were Soldiers (2002)
   features   
Vietnam War, 1959 - 1975
Badlands (1973)
   has the tagline   
In 1959 a Lot of People Were Killing Time. Kit and Holly Were Killing People.
1959
   Eurovision Song Contest winner was   
Netherlands
"Een Beetje" performed by Teddy Scholten. Music Dick Schallies, Lyrics Willy van Hemert
1959
      
Antarctic Treaty System
Sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve, establishes freedom of scientific investigation and bans military activity on the continent; comes into force in 1961.
20 March 1957 - 23 June 1959
      
Éamon De Valera
3rd Term Fianna Fáil
23 June 1959 - 10 November 1966
      
Seán Lemass
3 terms Fianna Fáil
1959
   winner was   
Sword Dancer
Bill Shoemaker up, Trainer: J. Elliott Burch, Owner: Brookmeade Stable -- 2:28.40
Anthony LaPaglia
   was born on   
January 31, 1959
Adelaide, South Australia
Tigerland (2000)
   features   
Vietnam War, 1959 - 1975
Alaska
   joined the U.S.A in   
1959
January 3, 1959
Hawaii
   joined the U.S.A in   
1959
August 21, 1959
1959
   the winner was the   
Montreal Canadiens
1959
   was the year   
Alaska Became the 49th US State
First outside the 48 contiguous states
1959
   was won by   
Boston Celtics
Defeated the Minneapolis Lakers
1959
   was won by   
Bob Pettit






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