1959 is a year in the 20th century.


  • Wednesday, October 14th (1985A timeline) - Biff Tannen won another large sum of money at a sports event. He was seen smiling on the cover page of the next day's edition of the newspaper.
  • Dates unknown (1985A timeline) - Biff Tannen won again and again, gaining him the nickname, "The Luckiest Man On Earth". [1]
  • Saturday, September 26th - The Vietnam War officially began.

Behind the scenes


  1. Arguably, the date of the issue of the Hill Valley Telegraph was April 16, 1959, based on the headline that says "Nasser Accuses Reds of Plotting Overthrow". Gamel Abdel Nasser was President of Egypt, at that time part of the United Arab Republic, and said in an interview with a Scripps-Howard reporter that the Soviet Union was planning to set up a Communist government in Egypt. A similar headline from the Albuquerque Tribune was entitled "Nasser Charges Reds Plot His Overthrow" [1]
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