|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.'"
- Rod Serling, narrating The Twilight Zone
"Well, nobody's perfect."
- Joe E. Brown, in 'Some Like It Hot'
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year
||Dwight D. Eisenhower
||Mary Ann Mobley (Brandon, MS)
||Terry Huntingdon (California)
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?)
Many people thought that Rock Hudson & Doris Day
were an item off camera... Not true! You know what they
say about all the good ones?
Well, he wasn't 'taken...'
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.
Integrated Circuit (microchip) forerunner of the microprocessor,
was invented by Jack Kilby and future Intel founder
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
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:
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
|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)
Number One Songs
December 27, 1958 - January 18, 1959:
Chipmunk Song - David Seville & The Chipmunks
January 19 - February 8:
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters
February 9 - March 8:
Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price
March 9 - April 12:
Venus - Frankie Avalon
April 13 - May 10:
Come Softly To Me - The Fleetwoods
May 11 - May 17:
The Happy Organ DaveBaby - Cortez
May 18 - May 31:
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
June 1 - June 12:
The Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
July 13 - August 9:
Lonely Boy - Paul Anka
August 10 - August 23:
A Big Hunk O' Love - Elvis Presley
August 24 - September 20:
The Three Bells - The Browns
September 21 - October 4:
Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny
October 5 - November 15:
Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
November 16 - December 13:
Mr. Blue - The Fleetwoods
December 14 - December 27:
Heartaches - The Number Guy Mitchell
December 28, 1958 - January 3, 1960:
Why - Frankie Avalon