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.
Enthusiastic Cuban crowds cheer Fidel Castro's successful overthrow of Batista, in 1959, in Havana, Cuba. Fidel Castro with Nikita Khrushchev outside the UN building in New York City, during the opening of the 15th General Assembly meeting on 19,September, 1960. Soviet ships carrying missiles from Cuba, back to the Soviet Union, in 1962. Nikita Khrushchev gesturing and talking outside a building. Newspaper photograph of Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko conversing with U.S. President John F. Kennedy, who is seated in his rocking chair at the White House.
Newsreel clip on baseball's July 7, 1959 All-Star Game -- the first of two games played that year. Clip opens with view of the 35,000 fans jammed into PIttsburgh's Forbes Field for the daytime game. With score tied 1-1 in the seventh inning, the Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks (seen in brief closeup) hits a long drive off the left field wall, runs into second for a double. Milwaukee's Del Crandall then singles to score Banks and give the National League a 2-1 lead. Fans stand and cheer as the Pittsburgh Pirates' Bill Mazeroski comes to bat. Mazeroski gets hit to left field to score Crandall. In the eighth inning, the Chicago White Sox' Nellie Fox gets a single to ignite a rally. The Baltimore Orioles Gus Triandos hits a double to put American League in front 4-3. But in the bottom of the eighth, hits by Ken Boyer and Hank Aaron tie the game. Then Willie Mays (seen in closeup) hits a long drive just beyond the reach of the center fielder. Forbes Field's ivy-covered outfield wall seen in the shot. Mays' triple scores Aaron to put National League on top 5-4. Brief view of the scoreboard. In the ninth inning, Harvey Kuenn pops up to the end the game.