Here I am at ten months old in 1959. We lived in Braintree, Mass. My three older siblings liked to squeeze me a lot. Can you blame them?
Random tidbits from 1959
o Cost of a movie ticket is $1.00; a loaf of bread—20 cents
o Popular films include Ben-Hur, Some Like It Hot, and North by Northwest
o Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone premieres on CBS
o Mattel introduces the Barbie Doll
o First Grammy Awards ceremony
o The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the “sheaves of wheat” design.
Major events during 1959
o Alaska become 49th state; Hawaii becomes the 50th
o St. Lawrence Seaway linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes opens to shipping
o Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba
o The Dalai Lama is forced to flee Tibet