Major events of the year 1959. . Prince Akihito and his wife Mishiko Shoda, a commoner, after their wedding ceremony in Japan. Stephen Rockefeller, a multi millionaire's son, marries a former family maid, Anne Marie Rasmussen. The couple comes out from the Church after getting married as a huge gathering greets them. Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi along with his third wife Farah Diba soon after their wedding.
Major events of the year 1959. . Water gushes out at a great speed in the streets after typhoon Vera hits Japan killing 5000 people. Houses, cars and electric poles submerged in water. People carry their belongings along as they evacuate their houses. People wade through knee high water.
Japanese Ambassador to the United States Hiroshi Saito calls on U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull In December 1934 to inform that Japan will denounce the Washington Naval Treaty on 1922 which limited the size of the Japanese fleet. A close up of the ambassador Saito. He exits the State, War, and Navy Building (later the Executive Office Building) and gets in a car. Next segment: A female pilot Helen Richey becomes the first woman to fly mail in the United States. Richey stands in front of an aircraft and shakes hand with an official. Richey in the cockpit and the aircraft takes off. From a December 14, 1959 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Launch of the National Foundation's expanded 1959 Program for Victories Beyond Polio in New York. Children suffering from Polio,Arthritic disease and birth disease at the launch of National Foundation's expanded 1959 Program. They move on crutches and wheel chair. Women stand behind them. Women hold posters.
Static test number 1044, of XLR-11 engine for X-15, on January 13, 1959,at Edwards Air Force Base in California. A camera kept on a platform. Engine in test stand.
Static test number 1045 of XLR-11 engine for X-15, on January 16, 1959, at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Engine in test stand.