|WAKO has been broadcasting Since 1959, when Ike
was still President and his Vice President was a young Richard Nixon.
Things were good back then. Maybe because steak was only $1.07 per
pound! My Happiness was one of the hit songs that year along
with Put Your Head on my Shoulder, Mack the Knife, Everything's Coming
up Roses and The sound of music.
Happened in 1959?
Fidel Castro became Premier of Cuba.
The Russians shocked us all when they launched a
satellite with 2 monkeys aboard.
For travel experience geared more to the average
consumer, the St. Lawrence Seaway opened to link the Great Lakes to the
American Airlines joined in too, as it began the first
coast-to-coast service from New York to Los Angeles on Boeing 707.
Hawaii became the 50th state.
Lady Chatterley's Lover was banned from U.S. mail
- The Green Bay Packers beat the New York Giants for the NFL
- Los Angeles defeated Chicago 4-2 for the World Series.
- Iowa won the Rose Bowl 38-12 over California.
- The Boston Celtics won the NBA Championship.
Entertainment News from 1959
- Charlton Heston won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in the
Best Picture, Ben Hur.
- Best Actress was won by Simone Signoret for her performance in
Room at the Top.
- Other popular movies were:
-Anatomy of a Murder
-On the Beach
-Suddenly Last Summer
- On Television
-The Twilight Zone
-The Jack Benny Show
- The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson was written.