The January 26, 1959, issue of Time Magazine
The January 26, 1959, issue of Time Magazine

By INDYKIDS STAFF

The year 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution. On January 1, 1959, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and other Cuban revolutionaries overthrew the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. They kicked out foreign companies that were taking advantage of the Cuban people and established healthcare and education for all Cubans.