Tuesday 1 December 1959
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin.
In UK Travellin' Light by Cliff Richard & The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
Operation Petticoat, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1959 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Anne Ducros: French jazz singer.
- Wally Lewis: Australian rugby league footballer.
- Loïck Peyron: French skipper and yachtsman, he won several transatlantic races.
- Billy Childish: English painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist.
- 12 nations sign treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica
- 1st color photograph of Earth from outer space
- The 1st color photograph of Earth received from outer space
- 25th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Cannon, LSU (HB).
- Twelve nations sign a treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica.
- Cold War: Opening date for signature of the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
- Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number
- The Fleetwoods - Mr. Blue
- Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder
- Della Reese - Don't You Know
- Ernie Fields - In The Mood
- Bobby Rydell - We Got Love
- Brook Benton - So Many Ways
- Fats Domino - Be My Guest
- Paul Evans - Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat
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