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Juke Box Jury first aired on TV. At the height of its popularity in the Sixties, it pulled in a regular 12 million viewers.
The first Mini rolled off the production line, soon to become an icon of the Sixties and one of the best-known vehicles of the century
Charlton Heston as Judah Ben Hur from the 1959 epic "Ben-Hur".
On 3rd February 1959, the plane carrying Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens crashed at Clear Lake, Iowa killing all three stars and the pilot.
'Some Like It Hot', starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon was released in 1959.
Cliff Richard in 1959, the year he released Living Doll
President Dwight Eisenhower helps unfurl the new 50-star U.S. flag in Washington on August 21st 1959, after he signed a proclamation making Hawaii the 50th state of the union.