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Fierce fighting in Cuba, Los Angeles Open begins, January 3, 1959

January 3, 2009 |  8:00 am
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The Soviets are winning the space race and communism establishes a foothold at America's doorstep. These were worrisome times for the nation.

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Cheryl Crane visits Lana Turner.
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"Li'l Abner," "Rick O'Shay"
and "Moon Mullins."

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Moral Re-Armament and the Young Americans for Freedom were two
major institutions for conservative Baby Boomers. (In college, many YAFers discovered they liked to smoke dope and became Libertarians).

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Johnny Bulla of Phoenix leads
the L.A. Open.


Now playing: "Some Came Running."


America in the days before the Gun Control Act of 1968--although you can still go into Big 5 and buy antique military rifles. ($9.98 in 1959 is $70.26 USD 2007 vs. $89 today for a M91/30 Russian Mosin Nagant in 7.62 millimeter).

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