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June 11th, 1959.

June 11th, 1959, was a Thursday. It was day 162 of 1959. The decade was the Fifties.

63 years, 2 months and 0 days have passed since June 11th, 1959.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Birthdays

Born on June 11th, 1959.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: June 11th, 1959

The best-selling single on June 11th, 1959 was "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton.

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 11th, 1959.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • The Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
  • Dream Lover - Bobby Darin
  • Personality - Lloyd Price and His Orchestra
  • Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
  • Quiet Village - The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny
Play the top singles from the year 1959.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1959. Take a trip back to the days of The Platters, Frankie Avalon, The Fleetwoods and Johnny Horton.
The Young Philadelphians

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Young Philadelphians" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.

Take me back to June 11th, 1959!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 11th, 1959, and it's a Thursday. 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 currently the President of the United States, and the movie The Young Philadelphians 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", "The Jack Benny Program", "Perry Mason" and "Rawhide". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "The Gumby Show", "Leave It to Beaver" and "Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Dimestore soldiers, Toy Guns, Spinning Tops and Matchbox toy cars.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on June 11th, 1959.

  • Trouble is brewing in Vietnam.

    Trouble is brewing in Vietnam.

    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.

  • Barbie is introduced.

    Barbie is introduced.

    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.

  • Phonebooth stuffing has become a fad.

    Phonebooth stuffing has become a fad.

    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.

  • Movies from 1959.

    Movies from 1959.

    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.

  • 1959 in music.

    1959 in music.

    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.

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    US President Dwight D. Eisenhower was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1959.

  • Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars.

    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 are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids were a popular college prank during this period of time. The prank involved large groups of male students "raiding" the living quarters of their female counterparts. Panties were then stolen 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.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    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.

    The Jukebox.

    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.

  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    During the 1950s, "DA haircuts" were popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed back hair style that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Ducks Ass", which is what many people liked to call the style.

  • Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops are popular.

    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.

  • Capitalism vs Communism.

    Capitalism vs Communism.

    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 economy is booming.

    The economy is booming.

    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.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    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.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    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%.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 63 years, 2 months and 0 days have passed since June 11th, 1959.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 24 of 1959.
  • Leap Year: 1959 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on June 11th, 1959 will be 63 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1959 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around June 11th, 1959.

  • May 12th, 1959: Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher are married a year after they started an extramarital affair.
  • May 19th, 1959: The Ho Chi Minh Trail begins as communist forces in North Vietnam start their plans to invade South Vietnam.
  • June 3rd, 1959: Spanish club Real Madrid defeat French side Reims 2-0 in the 1959 European Cup Final.
  • June 8th, 1959: Ray Charles releases his single "What'd I Say".
  • This date: June 11th, 1959
  • June 16th, 1959: Actor George Reeves commits suicide at his home in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles.
  • June 20th, 1959: 35 people lose their lives after a hurricane strikes the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in Canada.
  • June 24th, 1959: The movie "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" is released.
  • June 30th, 1959: 11 students and 6 nearby residents are killed when an American jet crashes into a school in Okinawa, Japan.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 11th, 1959, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1959 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 11th, 1959 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Personality traits.

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Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in June, 1959.

TV shows from June, 1959.

Rawhide
Rawhide
American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Private detective drama series.

Casey Jones
Casey Jones
American Western series starring Alan Hale.

Maverick
Maverick
American Western series about two brothers called Bret and Bart Maverick.

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Legal drama series.

Wagon Train
Wagon Train
American western series.

Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel
American western series.

Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Talk show hosted by Jack Paar.

Fury
Fury
American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1959.

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.

Cars in 1959.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on June 11th, 1959.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1959.

Clutch Cargo
Clutch Cargo

Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks

Felix the Cat
Felix the Cat

Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown

The Rifleman
The Rifleman

The Huckleberry Hound Show
The Huckleberry Hound Show

The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole
The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole

The Ruff and Reddy Show
The Ruff and Reddy Show

Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Colonel Bleep
Colonel Bleep

Tom Terrific
Tom Terrific

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

The Mickey Mouse Club
The Mickey Mouse Club

Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best

Lassie
Lassie

Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1959.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1959.

Crater Critters
Crater Critters

Fisher Price Little People
Fisher Price Little People

The Hula Hoop
The Hula Hoop

Metal House robots
Metal House robots

The Frisbee
The Frisbee

Wooly Willy
Wooly Willy

Play-Doh
Play-Doh

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Colorforms
Colorforms

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

Tiny Tears (doll)
Tiny Tears (doll)

Spinning Tops
Spinning Tops

Toy Guns
Toy Guns

Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out June 11th, 1965 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on June 11th.

Henry Hill

Mobster / FBI informant. Deceased
Born on June 11th, 1943
He turned 16 on this day in 1959.

Peter Dinklage

Actor.
Born on June 11th, 1969
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Ryan Dunn

Jackass member. Deceased
Born on June 11th, 1977
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Shia LaBeouf

Actor.
Born on June 11th, 1986
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on June 11th, 1959.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 11th, 1959.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 11th, 1959 was most likely conceived around September 18th, 1958.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 11th, 1959 is close to March 3rd, 1960.

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Stats for June 11th, 1959

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 11th, 1959.

  • A total of 23,072 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,296 weeks have passed.
  • 1,993,420,800 seconds have passed since the June 11th, 1959.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,325,657,600 times.
  • Since June 11th, 1959, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,028,605,132,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 332,236,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 171,434,189 steps. That's about 76,193 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,921,050 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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