Fun Facts image 1959

Financial

  • Yearly income: $5,010
  • New car: $2,200
  • Gallon of gas: .25¢
  • Movie ticket: $1
  • Loaf of bread: .20¢

Showbiz

  • First Grammy Music Awards premieres
  • "The Twilight Zone" airs for the first time
  • Jason Alexander born

Other Stuff

  • Alaska and Hawaii become the 49th and 50th states of the U.S.
  • Barbie doll is created
  • Antarctica becomes a scientific preserve
  • NASA sends monkeys Able and Baker into orbit
  • Microchips invented