March 18th, 1959, was a Wednesday. It was day 77 of 1959. The decade was the Fifties.
64 years and 10 days have passed since March 18th, 1959.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.
Notable events that occurred on March 18th, 1959.
People who were born on this exact date.
The best-selling single on March 18th, 1959 was "Venus" by Frankie Avalon.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Sleeping Beauty" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.
Let's take a walk down memory lane.
The date is March 18th, 1959, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has arrived and the days have become longer.
St. Patrick's Day of 1959 has recently come and gone. In music, the song "Venus" by Frankie Avalon is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Sleeping Beauty is at the top of the Box Office.
In the United Kingdom, Harold Macmillan is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, women are sporting chemise dresses, sheaths, sack dresses and straight-cut suits. Short boxy jackets and shift dresses are also beginning to become popular. Meanwhile, a lot of men are sporting a "Teddy Boy" style that involves leather jackets, greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. Men are also wearing formal suits as daywear. Tailfins on cars are extremely popular at the moment. The design looks futuristic, almost like a rocket or the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.
It's 1959, so radio stations and jukeboxes are playing hit songs from artists such as Johnny Horton, Bobby Darin, Lloyd Price, Frankie Avalon, Paul Anka, The Browns, The Fleetwoods and Wilbert Harrison. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Clark Gable would be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "You Bet Your Life", "Fury", "Wagon Train" and "Perry Mason".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Mickey Mouse Club", "Captain Pugwash", "The Ruff and Reddy Show" and "Clutch Cargo". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Tonka trucks, Play-Doh, Fisher Price Little People and Crater Critters.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on March 18th, 1959.
In March of 1959, the first Barbie toy doll was introduced. The doll came in both blonde and brunette. It also had a modest sideways glance.
In 1959, a new fad swept across South Africa, the United States, Canada and Britain. This fad was called "Phonebooth stuffing". As the name suggests, it involved trying to fit as many people into a telephone booth as possible.
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.
Panty raids were a popular college prank at the time. Large groups of male students would "raid" the living quarters of their female counterparts and then steal their underwear as proof that the raid had been successful. These raids became popular during a time when colleges had curfews and men were forbidden from entering female dormitories.
During the 1950s, it became a fad to wear wide, unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts." These were solid-colored skirts that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.
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.
The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
The "DA haircut" was extremely popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed-back hairstyle that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Duck's Ass," which is what many people liked to call the style.
Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their shoes. This is because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers didn't want scuff marks on the floors.
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.
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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Television shows that people were watching in March, 1959.
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.
American Western series starring Alan Hale.
American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.
Legal drama series.
American western series.
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.
American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
Western drama series.
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
1959 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford Falcon, the Chevrolet El Camino, the BMW 700, the Mini, the Buick Electra and the Studebaker Lark.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1959.
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
Felix the Cat
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
The Huckleberry Hound Show
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Ruff and Reddy Show
Leave It to Beaver
Heckle and Jeckle
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
The Mickey Mouse Club
Father Knows Best
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1959.
Fisher Price Little People
The Hula Hoop
Metal House robots
Matchbox toy cars
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
Tiny Tears (doll)
If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1959.
This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 18th, 1965, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 18th.
Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on March 18th, 1959.
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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