Happy Birthday to all those born in 1959 including yours truly.
1959 was an incredible year in history, I thought it would be fun to list just a few
Amazing facts from that time.
For more interesting facts visit: The People History or Pop History of the Fifties
*Danny's Coffee Shops are renamed Dennys
*Pantyhose, which give women the look of stockings without garters, garter-belts, or corsets, are introduced. By a man, no doubt.
*She's here! Barbie
*U.S. supermarkets number 32,000 and account for 69 percent of all food store sales although they comprise only 11 percent of food stores.
*Hurray for Jiffy Pop
*Maxwell House inaugurates the "Good to the last drop" ad campaign.
*The BIC ballpoint pen is introduced in America
*On February 3, Alaska is admitted to statehood. Followed by Hawaii on August 21. For about a year in between America had a 49 star flag.
*The average American worker earns $91.53 a week
*Bonanza debuts on TV. The Fifties Web TV Western Pages as does the Twilight Zone
*The microchip is invented by Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce of the U.S. A host of products using miniaturized electronics will be produced in the next few years.
*Metrecal is introduced by the 59-year-old Mead Johnson Company of Evansville, Ind. as a weight reducing aid. It will be the forerunner of all other dietary products such as SlimFast and others.
*Groucho, Chico & Harpo Marx's final TV appearance together - on G.E. Theater with host Ronald Reagan
*Julie a future Blogger was born