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 TitanKurt Vonnegut
  • Starship Troopers – Robert Heinlein
  • The Tin DrumGünter Grass
  • The Ugly American – William J. Lederer and Eugene L. Burdick

Hit songs


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