Normally the front grill is interesting but on this 1959 Chevy el Camino it is the back tail lights and fins. Lets see what else happened in 1959.
A gallon of gas cost 25¢.
A movie ticket was $1.00.
Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba.
The Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in completed in NYC.
Mattel launched the Barbie Doll. ( I got mine in 1960)
Alaska becomes the 49th state and Hawaii becomes the 50th.
Hudson and Nash join to become AMC, American Motors Association.
US unemployment reaches 1.4 million.
NASA introduces America's first astronauts including John Glenn Jr and Alan Shepard Jr.
Typhoon Vera with winds over 160 mph hits the island Honshu, Japan, killing nearly 5,000.
The first known human with HIV dies in Congo.
The Dalai Lama flees Tibet and obtains political asylum in India.
The US Grammy Music Awards started.
Musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper crashes.
Noted films: Ben Hur, Some Like It Hot, Anatomy of a Murder, North by Northwest, Sleeping Beauty.
Popular TV shows: Bonanza (in color), The Huckleberry Hound show.
Born this year: Simon Cowell, Hugh Laurie.
Inventions (or first use) Microchip, Etch a Sketch, computer modem.
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