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November 5th, 1959.

November 5th, 1959, was a Thursday. It was day 309 of 1959. The decade was the 1950s.

62 years and 29 days have passed since November 5th, 1959.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Born on November 5th, 1959.

People who were born on this exact date.

Top song: November 5th, 1959

The best-selling single on November 5th, 1959 was "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin.

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 5th, 1959.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • Mr. Blue - The Fleetwoods
  • Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Paul Anka
  • Don't You Know - Della Reese
  • Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson
Play the top hits from 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.
Pillow Talk

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Pillow Talk" was at the top of the box office on November 5th, 1959.

Take me back to November 5th, 1959!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 5th, 1959 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder.

In music, the song "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and the movie Pillow Talk 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Perry Mason", "Casey Jones" and "The Twilight Zone". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", "The Rifleman", "Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks" and "Noggin the Nog".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Foto-Electric Baseball, Tiny Tears (doll), BAS-KET Miniature Basketball and Metal House robots.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on November 5th, 1959.

  • Steel strike of 1959.

    Steel strike of 1959.

    Between July and November of 1959, members of the United Steelworkers of America went on strike.

  • 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 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 socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • 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%.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 62 years and 29 days have passed since November 5th, 1959.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 45 of 1959.
  • Leap Year: 1959 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 5th, 1959, will be 62 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1959 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around November 5th, 1959.

  • October 9th, 1959: Baseball: The Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Chicago White Sox by 4-2 to win the 1959 World Series.
  • October 24th, 1959: Wilt Chamberlain makes his NBA debut.
  • November 2nd, 1959: The first part of the M1 motorway is opened in England.
  • This date: November 5th, 1959
  • November 19th, 1959: The first episode of Rocky and Bullwinkle is aired on ABC.
  • December 1st, 1959: American actor Mickey Rooney is asked to leave the set of "Tonight Starring Jack Paar" for being drunk.
  • December 1st, 1959: The final episode of the animated series "Crusader Rabbit" is aired on television.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 5th, 1959, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1959 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 5th, 1959 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from November, 1959.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables
American crime drama.

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
TV series about disturbing or unusual events.

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
American sitcom about a teenager who strives for beautiful women, fancy cars and money.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

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.

Kids' TV shows on November 5th, 1959.

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

Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy

Snooper and Blabber
Snooper and Blabber

Noggin the Nog
Noggin the Nog

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

Popular toys and games in 1959.

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

Playpal dolls
Playpal dolls

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 check out November 5th, 1965 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on November 5th.

Ike Turner

Musician. Deceased
Born on November 5th, 1931
He turned 28 on this day in 1959.

Gram Parsons

Singer. Deceased
Born on November 5th, 1946
He turned 13 on this day in 1959.

Kris Jenner

Media personality.
Born on November 5th, 1955
She turned 4 on this day in 1959.

AuronPlay

Spanish Youtube personality.
Born on November 5th, 1988
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Virat Kohli

Indian cricketer.
Born on November 5th, 1988
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on November 5th, 1959.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 5th, 1959.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 5th, 1959 was most likely conceived around February 12th, 1959.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 5th, 1959 is close to July 28th, 1960.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 5th, 1959.

  • A total of 22,675 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,239 weeks have passed.
  • 1,959,120,000 seconds have passed since the November 5th, 1959.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,285,640,000 times.
  • Since November 5th, 1959, the earth has travelled approximately 1,010,905,920,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 326,520,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 168,484,320 steps. That's about 74,882 miles!
  • Since this date, 23,509,440 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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