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1959 - Information from 195929 January – Dense fog brings chaos to Britain.
19 February – The United Kingdom grants Cyprus its independence.
23 February – 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.
30 March – 20,000 demonstrators attend a CND rally in Trafalgar Square.
1 April – The official name of the administrative county of Hampshire is changed from 'County of Southampton' to 'County of Hampshire'.
2 April – United Dairies merges with Cow & Gate Ltd (of Guildford) to form Unigate Dairies.
22 April – Ballerina Margot Fonteyn is released from prison in Panama having been suspected of involvement in a planned coup against the government of president Ernesto de la Guardia.
30 April – Icelandic gunboat fires on British trawlers in the Cod Wars.
May – First Ten Tors event held in Dartmoor.
The Chapelcross nuclear power station in Scotland opens.
Nottingham Forest beat Luton Town 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.
7 May – Scientist and novelist C. P. Snow delivers an influential Rede Lecture on The Two Cultures, concerning a perceived breakdown of communication between the sciences and humanities, in the Senate House, University of Cambridge. It is subsequently published as The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution.
24 May – British Empire Day becomes Commonwealth Day.
28 May – Mermaid Theatre opens in the City of London.
late May / early June – Import tariffs lifted in the United Kingdom.
1 June – First showing on BBC Television of Juke Box Jury chaired by David Jacobs.
3 June – Singapore is granted self-governing status.
11 June – Christopher Cockerell's invention the hovercraft officially launched.
22 June – Harrods enters talks with Debenhams over a possible £34 million merger.
23 June – Klaus Fuchs released from Wakefield prison having served over nine years for giving British nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.
29 June – Obscene Publications Act becomes law.
28 July – UK postcodes introduced.
4 August - Barclays become the first bank to install a computer.
24 August – House of Fraser wins the bidding war for Harrods in a £37million deal.
26 August – The first Mini goes on sale.
31 August – Harold Macmillan and United States president Dwight Eisenhower make a joint television broadcast from Downing Street.
18 September – Auchengeich mining disaster: 47 miners die as the result of an underground fire at Auchengeich Colliery, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
7 October – 300 people need to be rescued when a fire breaks out on Southend Pier.[
8 October – General Election results in a record third successive Conservative victory, with the slogan "Life's better with the Conservatives". Harold Macmillan increases the Conservative majority to 100 seats. Among the new members of parliament is Margaret Thatcher, who turns 34 on 13 October and represents Finchley in North London.
12 October – Large-scale diamond robbery in London.
30 October – Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club opens in the Soho district of London.
2 November – The first section of the M1 motorway is opened between Watford and Rugby. It is set to be extended over the next few years, southwards to Edgware and northwards to Leeds.
5 November – Philip John Noel-Baker wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
20 November – Britain becomes a founder member of the European Free Trade Association.
November – The nuclear Dounreay Fast Reactor comes on line.
December – Health enthusiast Dr. Barbara Moore walks from Edinburgh to London.
8 December – Broughty Ferry life-boat Mona capsizes on service to North Carr Lightship: all eight life-boat crew lost.
28 December – Associated-Rediffusion first airs the children's television series Ivor the Engine, made by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin's Smallfilms in stop motion animation using cardboard cut-outs.