March 08, 2011
In 1959 ......
the unemployment problems eased to 5.5%.
Popular television programs included "Rawhide", "Bonanza" and "The Twilight Zone."
Popular movies included "Some Like t it Hot", "Ben Hur" and "North by Northwest."
That same year Alaska was admitted to the union and became the 49th state and Hawaii was admitted to the union and became the 50th State.
The Boeing 707 Jet Airliner came into service.
Little girls were introduced to the Barbie Doll and
Castro came into power in Cuba.
Eisenhower was President.
Also in 1959:
the average cost of a new house was $12,400.00.
The average yearly wage was $5,010.00.
The average cost of a gallon of gas was 25 cents.
The average cost of a new car was $2,200.00.
A movie ticket cost $1.00.
A loaf of bread cost 20 cents.
AND on this day in 1959 at 8:51 p.m. Eastern Standard Time I was born!!!!!