by Anthony and Vinny

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The United States grows in 1959. Alaska and Hawaii are admitted to the Union as the 49th and 50th states. The Barbie doll is introduced across the world and the first microchip is created by Texas Instruments. Buddy Holly dies in a plane crash and Fidel Castro becomes Prime Minister. These are only a few of the numerous important events that occurred in 1959.

32nd Annual Academy Awards:
Best Picture: Ben-Hur
Best Actor: Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur
Best Actress: Simone Signoret in Room at the Top

Emmy Awards:
Outstanding Comedy Series: Art Carney Show
Outstanding Drama Series: Playhouse 90

2nd Annual Grammy Awards:
Record of the Year: Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin
Song of the Year: Battle of New Orleans by Jimmy Driftwood
Album of the Year: Come Dance with Me by Frank Sinatra
Male Vocalist: Frank Sinatra
Female Vocalist: Ella Fitzgerald

 

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The 1950's