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Events of 1959

Cuban revolution. Fidel Castro becomes Prime Minister of Cuba.

Xerox manufactures the Xerox 914, the first plain paper copier.

Soviet Union's Luna 2 is first spacecraft to impact moon.

Soviet Union's Luna 3 takes first pictures of the far side of the moon.

Soviet leader, Nikita
Khrushchev, visits USA.


Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper are killed in a plane crash.


First Barbie Doll produced.


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Events of 1959



President:  Eisenhower - Vice President:  Richard Nixon

In New York, President Eisenhower breaks ground at the Lincoln Center for a new Performing Arts Center. 

NASA announces that it plans to use satellites for transcontinental radio. 

Japanese-Americans regain citizenship lost during World War II. 

In Geneva, the Big Four convene to discuss the reunification of Germany. 

Italian archaeologists locate the ruins of Nero's gardens in Rome.





In baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Chicago White Sox in the sixth game to win the World Series.

The Baltimore Colts win the National Football League title 31-16 over the New York Giants.

  Montreal defeats Toronto to capture hockey's Stanley Cup. 

In Tennis, Maria Bueno and Alex Olmedo win the singles titles at Wimbledon. 

Roger Ward emerges victorious in the Indy 500. 

A horse named Tommy Lee wins the Kentucky Derby. 

The Boston Celtics win over the Minneapolis Lakers in the NBA championship.



Cost of Living


Gallon of Milk 



New Auto 



      Gallon Gas    



  New Home      



    Average Income    $5,016.00


     Dow Jones  




Mack the Knife,

Bobby Darin

Battle of New Orleans,

Johnny Horton


Frankie Avalon

Lonely Boy,

Paul Anka

There Goes My Baby,

The Drifters


Lloyd Price

Three Bells,

The Browns

Put Your Head on My Shoulder,

Paul Anka

Sleep Walk,

Santo and Johnny

Come Softly to Me,

The Fleetwoods