Monday

1959

1959 History Facts:
  • The Boeing 707 Jet Airliner comes into service.
  • Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba after Revolution.
  • Mattel's Barbie Doll is launched.
  • Two new members of the United States - Alaska becomes the 49th State, Hawaii the 50th State.
  • The U.K. grants Cyprus its independence.
  • NASA introduces America's first astronauts - John H. Glenn Jr, and Alan Shepard Jr.
  • Direct Dial Payphones introduced in the UK.
  • An International agreement is signed to preserve Antartica.
  • Richard Nixon & Nikita Khrushchev have the famous "Kitchen Debate" on July 24th.
  • Dalai Lama flees Tibet and obtains political asylum in India.
Television:
  • "Rawhide"
  • "Bonanza"
  • "The Twilight Zone"
Movies:
  • "Some Like it Hot"
  • "Ben Hur"
  • "North by Northwest"
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Deaths:


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