1959 year

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1959 year

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Mattel launched its first every Barbie Doll!

The famous "Etch A Sketch" was created in France by Arthur Grandjean.

Alaska and Hawaii become the 49th and 50th states, at the beginning and end of 1959.

In 1959, one gallon of gas cost about 25 cents. Today, gas prices are about $2.20 (and rising).

Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba, first as prime minister, and then as a Communist dictator, declaring Cuba the first Communist state in the west.

Domenico Modugno won the Record of the Year and the Song of the Year, while Ella Fitzgerald won the Best Female Vocal Performance and the best Jazz Performance in the first ever Grammy Awards.

The Twilight Zone aired for the first time on Oct. 2nd on CBS. In 2013 TV Guide rainked it #4 in a list of "The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time".Another famous TV series was NBC's Bonanza, the first weekly broadcast completely in color.

Harvey Haddix, a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, threw a perfect 12 inning game against the Milwaukee Braves with the flu. However, the Pirates lost in the 13th inning because of a fielding error. Ray Norton was also in the news. This black sprinter won 3 gold medals at the PanAm Games in Chicago.

A Year in Pictures


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