1959

Rulers:

• Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States (1953-1961)

• Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom (1952-)

Events:

Museo de Arte de Ponce founded in Ponce (Puerto Rico).

Births:

• Alexander, Jason (1959)

Bean, Sean (1959)

Clarkson, Patricia (1959)

De Mornay, Rebecca (1959)

• Dean, Felicity (1959)

• Harrison, Cathryn (1959-2018)

• Hyde-White, Alex (1959)

Kilmer, Val (1959)

• Marsani, Claudia (1959)

• Spacey, Kevin (1959)

Thompson, Emma (1959)

Deaths:

• DeMille, Cecil B. (1881-1959)

Krauss, Werner (1884-1959)

• Philipe, Gérard (1922-1959)

• Renard, Gabrielle (1878-1959)

• Reeves, George (1914-1959)

• Vidor, Charles (1900-1959)

Music:

• Rózsa, Miklós (1907-1995): Ben-Hur (1959)

Art:

Chagall, Marc (1887-1985): Daphnis et Chloé: La Fable de Syringe (1959-61)

• Chagall, Marc (1887-1985): Les amoureux (1959)

Cocteau, Jean (1889-1963): La Tour (1959)

De Chirico, Giorgio (1888-1978): Composizione metafisica (1950-60)

Moore, Henry (1898-1986): Ideas for Sculpture: Heads (1959)

Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973): Faunes et chèvre (1959-60)

Film:

• Ben-Hur (1959)

Les liaisons dangereuses (1959)

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