Thursday 1 January 1959, NewYear’s Day
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Abdul Ahad and Michel Onfray.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks.
In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits.
Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Around The World With Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The General Electric College Bowl.
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Which were the important events of 1 January 1959 ?
- Abdul Ahad: Mohmand in Afghanistan; cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6).
- Michel Onfray: French writer and philosopher who adheres to hedonism and anarchism.
- Andy Andrews: American tennis player.
- Azali Assoumani: Comorian colonel and politician President of the Comoros.
- Panagiotis Giannakis: Greek basketball player and coach.
- Abdul Mohmand: Afghan colonel pilot and astronaut
- Castro leads Cuba to victory as Fulgencio Batista flees to Dom Rep
- Highway 91 in Nevada is officially renamed Las Vegas Boulevard.
- Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community.
- Rohan Kanhai completes 256 versus India at Calcutta.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him
- Elvis Presley - One Night
- The Everly Brothers - Problems
- The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
- Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town
- The Playmates - Beep Beep
- Clyde McPhatter - A Lover's Question
- Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Loving
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