August 24th, 1959, fell on a Monday. It was day 236 of 1959. The decade was the 1950s.
61 years, 7 months and 26 days have passed since August 24th, 1959.
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The date is August 24th, 1959 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. The summer of 1959 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.
In music, the song "The Three Bells" by The Browns is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke", "Have Gun - Will Travel" and "Wagon Train".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Crusader Rabbit", "Heckle and Jeckle" and "Leave It to Beaver". Popular toys include the likes of "Crater Critters".
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US President Dwight D. Eisenhower was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1959.
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.
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.
Between July and November of 1959, members of the United Steelworkers of America went on strike.
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