Radio Hits of 1959

1959 Sports

World Series Champions: Los Angeles Dodgers
NFL Champions: Baltimore Colts
NBA Champions: Boston Celtics
Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf: Billy Casper
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies): Neale Fraser/Maria Bueno
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Alex Olmedo/Maria Bueno
NCAA Football Champions: Syracuse
NCAA Basketball Champions: California
Kentucky Derby: Tommy Lee

Fashion Icons:

Elizabeth Taylor, Annette Funicello, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Kim Novak, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Doris Day, Lana Turner.

Other Facts

The day the Music Died. (February 3rd), Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper were killed in an Airplane crash.
ntegrated Circuit (microchip) forerunner of the microprocessor, was invented by Jack Kilby and future Intel founder Robert Noyce.
'Ben Hur' won 11 Oscars.
The Rat Pack first appeared, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop.
25 South African students climbed into a telephone booth, setting a world's record for the 'event' that they had just created.
Russia's 'Luna-2' landed on the moon, the first successful landing by an unmanned craft.
The Conair hair dryer changed the way hair was styled in the American household.
January 3rd - Alaska became state # 49.
August 21 Hawaii became the 50th state.
Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Miss America: Mary Ann Mobley (Brandon, MS)
Miss USA: Terry Huntingdon (California)
Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Barbie, Risk.
What Was On TV:
Gunsmoke (CBS), Wagon Train (NBC),1. Gunsmoke (CBS) 2. Wagon Train (NBC), Have Gun Will Travel (CBS), The Danny Thomas Show (CBS), The Red Skelton show (CBS), Father Knows Best (CBS), 77 Sunset Strip (ABC), Wanted: Dead or Alive (CBS), Perry Mason (CBS), The Real McCoys (ABC)Have Gun Will Travel (CBS).


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Born In 1959

Linda Blair

Simon Cowell

Magic Johnson

Weird Al Yankovic

Randy Travis

Tracey Ullman

Irene Cara

Tom Arnold

Sheena Easton

Richie Sambora

Marie Osmond

Dolph Lundgren

Bryan Adams


John McEnroe

Lawrence Taylor