1959 facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1920s  1930s  1940s  – 1950s –  1960s  1970s  1980s
Years: 1956 1957 195819591960 1961 1962

Events

Births

Deaths

Movies released

  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • Auntie Mame
  • Ben-Hur
  • Darby O'Gill and the Little People
  • Diary of Anne Frank
  • Imitation of Life
  • North by Northwest
  • The Nun's Story
  • Pillow Talk
  • Rio Bravo
  • The Shaggy Dog
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Sleeping Beauty

Series

  • The Gumby Show – Gumby is premiered The Zoops, Even Stevens, The Glob, Chicken Feed, Hidden Valley, The Groobee, The Witty Witch and Hot Rod Granny.

New books

  • Advertisement for MyselfNorman Mailer
  • Advise and Consent – Allen Drury
  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz – Mordecai Richler
  • The Children of GebelaawiNaguib Mahfouz
  • Children of the Wolf – Alfred Duggan
  • Dear and Glorious Physician – Taylor Caldwell
  • The Defeat of the Spanish Armada – Garett Mattingly
  • The Elements of Style – William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White
  • Exodus – Leon Uris
  • GoldfingerIan Fleming
  • Goodbye, ColumbusPhilip Roth
  • The Haunting of Hill HouseShirley Jackson
  • HawaiiJames A. Michener
  • Henderson the Rain KingSaul Bellow
  • The Magic ChristianTerry Southern
  • MountoliveLawrence Durrell
  • Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico
  • Naked LunchWilliam S. Burroughs
  • Poor No More – Robert Ruark
  • Psycho – Robert Bloch
  • Rape of the Fair Country – Alexander Cordell
  • Sink the Bismarck! aka The Last Nine Days of the Bismark – C.S. Forester
  • The Sirens of Titan – Kurt Vonnegut
  • Starship Troopers – Robert Heinlein
  • The Tin DrumGünter Grass
  • The Ugly American – William J. Lederer and Eugene L. Burdick

Hit songs

  • "A Fool Such As I" – Elvis Presley
  • "All For The Love Of A Girl" – Johnny Horton
  • "(All of A Sudden) My Heart Sings" – Paul Anka
  • "Among My Souvenirs" – Connie Francis
  • "Apron Strings" – Cliff Richard
  • "The Battle Of New Orleans" – Johnny Horton
  • "Beyond The Sea" – Bobby Darin
  • "The Big Hurt" – Toni Fisher
  • "Billy Bayou" – Jim Reeves
  • "Ciao, Ciao Bambina" – Dalida
  • "Come Softly To Me" – The Fleetwoods
  • "Crackin' Up" – Bo Diddley
  • "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" – Buddy Holly
  • "Dream Lover" – Bobby Darin
  • "El Paso" – Marty Robbins
  • "First Name Initial" – Annette
  • "Forty Miles Of Bad Road" – Duane Eddy
  • "Heartaches By The Number" – Guy Mitchell
  • "He'll Have To Go" – Jim Reeves
  • "High Hopes" – Frank Sinatra
  • "I'm Blue Again" – Patsy Cline
  • "I'm Sorry" – Bo Diddley
  • "I Only Have Eyes For You" – The Flamingos
  • "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" – Buddy Holly
  • "It's All In The Game" – Tommy Edwards
  • "It's Just A Matter Of Time" – Brook Benton
  • "It's Only The Good Times" – Tommy Edwards
  • "Kansas City" – Wilbert Harrison
  • "Kissin' Time" – Bobby Rydell
  • "La Bamba" – Ritchie Valens
  • "Lipstick On Your Collar" – Connie Francis
  • "Lonely Boy" – Paul Anka
  • "Lonesome Town" – Ricky Nelson
  • "Love Potion Number Nine" – The Clovers
  • "M.T.A" – The Kingston Trio
  • "Mack The Knife" – Bobby Darin
  • "Mr. Blue" – The Fleetwoods
  • "Misty" – Johnny Mathis
  • "My Heart Is An Open Book" – Carl Dobkins, Jr.
  • "Non Dimenticar" – Nat King Cole
  • "Peggy Sue Got Married" – Buddy Holly
  • "Personality" – Lloyd Price
  • "Pillow Talk" – Doris Day
  • "Poison Ivy" – The Coasters
  • "Poor Jenny" – The Everly Brothers
  • "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" – Paul Anka
  • "Raining In My Heart" – Buddy Holly
  • "Roberta" – Frankie Ford
  • "Rockin' Mother" – Frankie Laine
  • "Rocks And Gravel" – Frankie Laine
  • "Rummy Polka" – Matys Brothers
  • "Running Bear" – Johnny Preston
  • "Say Man" – Bo Diddley
  • "Say Man, Back Again" – Bo Diddley
  • "Sea Cruise" – Frankie Ford
  • "Since I Don't Have You" – The Skyliners
  • "Sleepwalk" – Santo & Johnny
  • "Small World" – Johnny Mathis
  • "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" – The Platters
  • "Stagger Lee" – Lloyd Price
  • "Sweet Nothin's" – Brenda Lee
  • "Take A Message To Mary" – The Everly Brothers
  • "Tall Oak Tree" – Dorsey Burnette
  • "A Teenager In Love" – Dion & the Belmonts
  • "There Goes My Baby" – The Drifters
  • "'Til I Kissed Youe" – The Everly Brothers
  • "Till There Was You" – Anita Bryant
  • "True Love, True Love" / "Dance With Me" – The Drifters
  • "The Twist" – Hank Ballard
  • "Venus" – Frankie Avalon
  • "What A Difference A Day Makes" – Dinah Washington
  • "What'd I Say" – Ray Charles
  • "Where the Boys Are" – Connie Francis
  • "Why" – Frankie Avalon
  • "A Worried Man" – The Kingston Trio

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