A 3-front revolutionary invasion by air and sea takes place in the Dominican Republic
, consisting of exiles aided by Fidel Castro
and the Venezuelan
government, whose objective is to overthrow dictator
Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. Within a few days most are captured and executed. Only four are released by the government. Trujillo is killed less than two years later by men partly inspired by the deaths of the 1959 revolutionaries.