June 10th, 1959, was a Wednesday. It was Day 161 of 1959. The decade was the Fifties.
63 years, 11 months, and 29 days have passed since June 10th, 1959.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.
People who were born on this exact date.
The best-selling single on June 10th, 1959 was "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "The Young Philadelphians" was at the top of the box office on June 10th, 1959.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is June 10th, 1959, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.
In music, the song "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is the President of the United States, and the movie The Young Philadelphians is at the top of the box office. Harold Macmillan is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
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 "What's My Line?", "The Danny Thomas Show", "Fury", and "Tonight Starring Jack Paar". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Crusader Rabbit", "Father Knows Best", "The Gumby Show", and "Felix the Cat".
Popular toys at the moment include Foto-Electric Baseball, Toy Guns, Matchbox toy cars, and Wooly Willy.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 10th, 1959.
By this time, communist forces in North Vietnam had committed themselves to invading South Vietnam. The Ho Chi Minh trail was established and expanded and guerrilla warfare attacks were being carried out against the US-backed Diệm government in the south. It was during this time that the United States started to slowly escalate its involvement in the conflict.
The first Barbie toy doll was introduced in March 1959. The doll came in both blonde and brunette colors. 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 Time Person of the Year in 1959.
Tailfins on cars were 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 took place during a time when colleges had curfews and men were forbidden from entering female dormitories.
A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. 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.
Almost everyone had rotary phones in the 1950s. However, the heavier metal dial components were being phased out and replaced with plastic.
More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.
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Television shows that people were watching in June 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
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 June 10th, 1965, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 10th.
Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on June 10th, 1959.
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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