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1959 in the United Kingdom

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Events from the year 1959 in the United Kingdom. Incumbents
  • Monarch – Elizabeth II
  • Prime Minister – Harold Macmillan (Conservative) *Parliament ** 41st (until 18 September) ** 42nd (starting 20 October)
Events *15 January – Tyne Tees Television, the ITV franchise for North East England, goes on air. *22 January – Racing driver Mike Hawthorn is killed after his Jaguar 3.4-litre car collides with a tree on the A3 near Guildford. *29 January – Dense fog brings chaos to Britain. *19 February – First of the London and Zürich Agreements under which the U.K. agrees to grant independence to Cyprus. *23 February – UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan holds talks with the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev on a visit to the USSR. *7 March – Independence movement leader Kanyama Chiume, wanted in the British territory of Nyasaland, flees to London and goes into hiding. *10 March – Comedy film Carlton-Browne of the F.O. released. *30 March – 20,000 demonstrators attend a CND ral
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