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In office
January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
Vice President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Harry S. Truman
Succeeded by John F. Kennedy

What Things Cost in 1959:

Car: $2,200
Gasoline: 30 cents/gal
House: $18,500
Bread: 20 cents/loaf
Milk: $1.01/gal
Postage Stamp: 4 cents
Stock Market: 679
Average Annual Salary: $5,500
Minimum Wage: $1.00 per hour

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1.  Mack The Knife
     -Bobby Darin

2.  The Battle of New Orleans
     -Johnny Horton

3.  Venus
     -Frankie Avalon

4.  Stagger Lee
     -Lloyd Price

5.  The Three Bells
     -The Browns

6.  Lonely Boy
     -Paul Anka

7.  Come Softly to Me
    -The Fleetwoods

8.  Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    -The Platters

9.  Heartaches By the Number
    -Guy Mitchell

10. Sleep Walk
    -Santo & Johnny

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                     TOP MOVIE OF 1959

Ben Hur won a record eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, a feat equaled only by Titanic (1997) and The Lord o
Ben Hur won a record eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, a feat equaled only by Titanic (1997) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).




TV Shows that First Aired in 1959



The Cartwright family at the Ponderosa.      Adam, Little Joe,   Ben and Hoss.
The Cartwright family at the Ponderosa. Adam, Little Joe, Ben and Hoss.

Bonanza

Twilight Zone

The Untouchables




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The VERY first Barbie®doll was introduced at Toy Fair in New York City in 1959. She was created by a woman named Ruth Handler.