Pop Culture Madness!
   

   Home ~ PCM World News ~ Movie News ~ TV News ~ Weird Stories and Facts

   

1959 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts


World Series Champions: Los Angeles Dodgers
NFL Champions: Baltimore Colts
NBA Champions: Boston Celtics
Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf Billy Casper
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Neale Fraser/Maria Bueno
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Alex Olmedo/Maria Bueno
NCAA Football Champions: Syracuse
NCAA Basketball Champions: California
Kentucky Derby: Tommy Lee
Sports Highlights:  
The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Annette Funicello, Kim Novak, Lana Turner
The Heartthrob(s):  
"The Quote"

"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
Miss America: Mary Ann Mobley (Brandon, MS)
Miss USA: 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?)


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.

Nerd 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.

The Habit: Everybody watched the biblical epic 'Ben Hur' at their local theaters.
1st appearances & 1959's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: Barbie, Risk
Best Film Oscar Winner: Ben-Hur
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)
1959 Billboard
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

 

 

Support PCM!

Be seen and advertise on Pop Culture Trivia!




. ... .

PCM Friends

PCM World News
Annual Trivia and Fun Facts
Celebrity Magnet
Alaska Jim
World Of Pop Culture
Weekly World News
WSTW 93. 7
7890 Radio

PCM Network Websites:

PCM World News

World of Pop Culture

Celebrity Magnet

PCM Health & Lifestyle

Pop Culture Annual Trivia

Hot Pop Songs

PCM Television

PCM Music, Book & Film REviews

Pop Culture.net

A Myth

UNskinny POP

PCM Club (Contests)

Pop Culture Madness is your complete trivia and entertainment news resource.
Our motto: "All The Pop Culture News That Fits, We Print!"

The websites of the PCM Network add more information every day. Well, semi-regularly. If you don't see a link for what you're looking for, then it's your responsibility to write something up, and send it in.
Everything else © copyright 1999-2013 Pop Culture Madness, unless stated otherwise.

By the way, PCM does NOT allow frequent Pop up ads, Pop under ads, or sneaky spyware. Nor do we link to sites that have excessive Pop-ups, spyware or inappropriate (all ages) material. If you find one, please let us know and they are toast!
Also, since we don't "sell out" to those Pop-up advertisers, and we're too proud (so far) to ask for donations, we'd like to proudly point out some of our carefully chosen advertisers throughout the site. They have some cool stuff that should be sitting in your room, or wrapped like a present for a friend.
Please check 'em out!

pop, as in 'popular' : (adjective) Pertaining to the common people, or the people as a whole as distinguished from any particular class.
Having characteristics attributed to the common people and intended for or suited to ordinary people.

culture: (noun) That which is excellent in the arts.
A particular stage of civilization. The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.

madness: (noun) The state of being mad. insanity, senseless folly, intense excitement or enthusiasm.

College Students in the Northern Delaware/ Southeasern PA area or willing to work from any other campus, check out our Internship Program!

Web Design

Discounts

Privacy Statement: We will not sell, give or share any personal information, including e-mail addresses, of any of our visitors to anyone outside of Pop Culture Madness. com or our affiliated neywork sites. We do not accept any stealth or spyware advertisers or third party sponsors of such programs. Pop Culture Madness. com and affiliated sites do not send spam, offer get-rich-quick schemes, offer or suggest "enhancement" devices or medications via e-mail.

For purposes of review, we often (usually) get samples, previews, get press access and other 'inside information.'
Take that into account when you read a positive (or negative) review, on PCM or anywhere on the internet. We do not place stories up for payment unless it is a stated sponsor or a link that we believe will be helpful and relevant to our visitors.

PCM does use third-party advertising companies, such as google, to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies,
click here.