1959 Facts and Things that Happened
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
◦Songs: Mack the Knife, High Hopes, Personality, Kansas City, Battle of New Orleans
◦TV Shows: Maverick, Rawhide, Fibber McGee and Molly, Peter Gunn, Real McCoys, Dennis the Menace.
◦Alaska and Hawaii become U.S. states
◦Scandal strikes the popular TV quiz show $64,000 Question when a contestant admits his winning performances were rigged
◦Playboy magazine debuts, featuring Marilyn Monroe as its first centerfold
◦Soviet space probe Lunik III photographs far side of the moon