March 9th, 1959, was a Monday. It was day 68 of 1959. The decade was the 1950s.
62 years, 3 months and 2 days have passed since March 9th, 1959.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.
What happened on March 9th, 1959?
The best-selling single on March 9th, 1959 was "Venus" by Frankie Avalon.
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The most popular movies in 1958 were Ben-Hur, The Shaggy Dog, Operation Petticoat, Some Like It Hot, Pillow Talk, Imitation of Life, "Suddenly, Last Summer", Rio Bravo and The Nun's Story.
The radio stations in 1959 were dominated by artists such as Johnny Horton, Bobby Darin, Lloyd Price, Frankie Avalon, Paul Anka, The Browns, The Fleetwoods and Wilbert Harrison.
US President Dwight D. Eisenhower was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1959.
Tailfins on cars was a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.
During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.
During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
The ideological clash between capitalism and communism heated up during the 1950s. It was during this period that a "Cold War" started between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the US, there were fears that Soviet spies had infiltrated all parts of society, including Hollywood.
During the 1950s, the world was recovering from World War II. Many countries witnessed an economic boom during this decade. Unemployment was low, consumerism increased, mortgages were cheap and governments started to invest in infrastructure such as highways. For many, this was the "golden age" of the economy.
During the 1950s, people were using rotary phones. It was during this period that the heavier metal dial components were phased out and replaced with plastic.
In the late 1940s and 1950s, more and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television set. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.
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Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on March 9th, 1959.
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 9th, 1959.
Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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