In 1959 (the year you were born)
Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US
Fidel Castro takes power in Cuba
Alaska is admitted as the 49th state
Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500 stock car race
Tibet's Dalai Lama escapes to India
Hawaii admitted as the 50th state
Soviet premiere Krushchev begins unprecedented visit to US
The Barbie doll debuts
John McEnroe, Kyle MacLachlan, Tom Arnold, Perry Farrell, Kevin Spacey, and Weird Al Yankovic are born
A plane crash kills Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper - becomes known as "The Day The Music Died"
Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series
Baltimore Colts win the NFL championship
Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein is published
The Twilight Zone debuts on TV
22 November 2008
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