Events of 1959

Answer the questions about this pivotal year.
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Last updated: December 23, 2017
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Jan 1st - A revolution succeeds in this country, as dictator Fulgencio Batista flees to the Dominican Republic.
Jan 3rd - This territory is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
Jan 5th - A live children's TV show premieres, hosted by this clown.
Jan 25th - The first commercial transcontinental jet flight travels from Los Angeles to this city.
New York City
Feb 2nd - This young rock and roll musician gives his last performance before his untimely death.
Buddy Holly
Mar 9th - This most popular of girls' dolls made her debut.
Mar 17th - The Dalai Lama flees this country; its government is dissolved by China a few days later.
May 12th - This actress celebrates her fourth marriage, this one to singer Eddie Fisher.
Elizabeth Taylor
May 29th - A new French government is formed by this WWII hero.
Charles de Gaulle
Jun 5th - This future star of folk-rock music graduates from high school in Minnesota.
Bob Dylan
Jul 24th - This U.S. Vice President argues with USSR leader Krushchev in what becomes known as the "Kitchen Debate."
Richard Nixon
Aug 21st - This territory becomes the 50th U.S. state.
Sep 12th - This long-running western TV series, starring Lorne Greene, premieres on NBC.
Oct 21st - This art museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in New York City.
Nov 16th - This musical, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, begins a long run on Broadway.
The Sound of Music
Level 75
Jul 24, 2015
100%. It helped being alive then, but I must have run through every R & H musical there was until I finally remembered The Sound of Music.
Level 57
Mar 18, 2017
New York should be enough
Level 37
Dec 7, 2017
Yeas. When it didn't accept New York, I wasted precious time thinking of other possibilities. Inconsistencies reign here. Will accept Taylor for Elizabeth Taylor but exacts City for New York City.