|<< - 1958|
|World Series Champions:
Los Angeles Dodgers
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Neale Fraser/Maria Bueno
Alex Olmedo/Maria Bueno
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Annette Funicello, Kim Novak, Lana Turner
"There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man.
It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It
is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and
superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit
of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area
which we call 'The Twilight Zone.'"
"Well, nobody's perfect."
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Mary Ann Mobley (Brandon, MS)
Terry Huntingdon (California)
| The Scandals:
Airplane Celebrity Death: (February 3rd) Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper. This was the day the Music Died.
Mysterious TV Star Violent Death: George
Reeves (gunshot wound - murder or suicide?)
In testimony before congress, gameshow contestant Charles Van Doren admitted he had been coached before appearing on NBC's '21' game show in 1956.
1928's scandalous Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence was officialy published in the United States. D.H. had been dead since 1930.
|1959 Pop Culture News:
Integrated Circuit (microchip) forerunner of the microprocessor,
was invented by Jack Kilby and future Intel founder Robert Noyce.
25 South African students climbed into a telephone booth, setting a world's record for the 'event' that they had just created.
'Ben Hur' won 11 Oscars.
The Rat Pack first appeared, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop.
Russia's 'Luna-2' landed on the moon, the first successful landing by an unmanned craft.
The Conair hair dryer changed the way hair was styled in the American household.
January 3rd - Alaska became state # 49.
August 21 Hawaii became the 50th state.
Everybody watched the biblical epic 'Ben Hur' at their local theaters.
|1st appearances & 1959's Most Popular Christmas
gifts, toys and presents:
|1959 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Gunsmoke (CBS)
2. Wagon Train (NBC)
3. Have Gun Will Travel (CBS)
4. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)
5. The Red Skelton show (CBS)
6. Father Knows Best (CBS)
7. 77 Sunset Strip (ABC)
8. Wanted: Dead or Alive (CBS)
9. Perry Mason (CBS)
10. The Real McCoys (ABC)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1959 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1959:
|Popular Music in 1959 - # 1 Hits of 1959|